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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.

Sorry isn't the hardest word, so why do we need the new duty of candour rules?

03rd July 2015 Written by Andrew Lovegrove
Admitting you are wrong is not rocket science, claims a registered nurse, so what’s stopping healthcare workers from being honest about mistakes? The announcement in…

Apprenticeships in Care on the Rise as Government Pledge to Create More...

01st July 2015 Written by Skills Platform
With some sectors struggling to find fresh talent, apprenticeships in health, public services and care shot up from 28,230 in 2009-10 to nearly 58,000 four…

Personal health budgets: let’s tackle the myths

29th June 2015 Written by Scott Parker (Commercial manager, North Somerset community partnership)
An increasing number of people are using personal health budgets but not all healthcare professionals are convinced. Scott Parker addresses the main concerns. Intuitively, most…

Fundraising with a Crowd

23rd June 2015 Written by Skills Platform
Through whichever popular platform it happens to be, causes and startups that have launched a crowdfunding campaign have demonstrated exactly how effective it can be to raise…

Revalidation changes: What nurses, midwives and their managers need to know

12th June 2015 Written by Skills Platform
Nurses have always had to keep their practice up to date but the new revalidation system has different rules and will be more closely monitored…