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Specialist insight pieces from some of the health sector’s leading experts, commissioners, researchers and workforce specialists. Browse through the topics to learn more about what our contributors think about skills transformation in the health sector.

#OurHealthHeroes Showcase

18th February 2016 Written by Courtenay White, Clerical Assistant, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
How did it all start? Well, I started my working life as a receptionist at a leisure centre from which I was let go due…

7 things you didn’t know about healthcare support workers

16th February 2016 Written by Skills for Health
Support staff help keep the cogs of our healthcare system going and often unnoticed. Here are 7 things you may not know… 1) The term…

12 ingredients that make the development of the support workforce sustainable

08th February 2016 Written by Ian Wheeler, Head of Research at Skills for Health
1. Begin with outcomes, the services you need to deliver now and in the future Start with the needs of the population to inform what…

7 Healthcare Dates for Your Diary

20th January 2016 Written by Skills for Health
The year 2016 is just getting started, yet our diaries are filling up fast. We’ve compiled a list of 7 key dates of prominent healthcare…

How to ensure an effective workforce this winter

11th January 2016 Written by Anne Clarke
Winter brings extra pressures for the NHS, particularly in Accident and Emergency departments, Anne Clarke, Regional Director, at Skills for Health explains why it’s important…