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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.

Consultant contracts are not the only barrier to seven-day NHS services

10th August 2015 Written by Dr Jenny Harrop – Medical Workforce Specialist
Jeremy Hunt was unwise to link consultants’ working patterns with an increased risk of hospital patients dying at weekends. Jeremy Hunt has accused the British…

Ruby Lyon – Onwards and Upwards as a Healthcare Cadet

04th August 2015 Written by Ruby Lyon
As a Level 3 Healthcare Cadet with Skills for Health Academy Northwest and St. Helen’s College, Ruby Lyon has been able to gain a vast…

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…