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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.

Assistant practitioners - coming into their own

04th August 2015 Written by Ian Wheeler
The UK health sector is dealing with two opposing forces: increased demand for health care, and secondly, a downward pressure on resources. With staffing the…

Breaking the glass ceiling for healthcare support workers

29th July 2015 Written by Hilary Wyles
Hilary Wyles, senior consultant at Skills for Health, reflects on work to support mental health services in Yorkshire and the Humber. According to Health Education…

Health and social care integration: care homes are part of the solution

24th July 2015 Written by George Coxon, Care home owner and chair of Devon quality residential care kite mark
When it comes to keeping people out of hospital, 24/7 care providers are the real experts, but they’re at risk of being excluded. It’s difficult…

Crafting E-learning

21st July 2015 Written by Fiona Bravington, E-learning Instructional Designer at Skills for Health
I love Daniel Craig as Bond. Casino Royale (2006) was the first Bond film I’d seen in years. I loved the brooding intensity of Casino…

How can 24/7 be realised? 5 key questions that need to be answered

17th July 2015 Written by Skills for Health
Since the delivery of Jeremy Hunt’s speech to the Kings Fund Think Tank setting out plans for the future of the NHS for the next…