Blog

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.

Just how do you implement a 7 day service in healthcare? And what does it actually mean?

09th June 2015 Written by Dr Jenny Harrop – Medical Workforce Specialist
Jeremy Hunt advocates ‘smart’ rostering to limit agency spend – vital step on the road to affording 7 day services. David Cameron kicked off his…

In Trust we Trust

05th June 2015 Written by Skills Platform
With news breaking recently that Tristram Hunt has said he does not plan to run for Labour Party leadership, we return to the one thing…

Apprenticeships help build the health workforce of tomorrow

05th June 2015 Written by Candace Miller
The work-based training programme fully equips new recruits with the healthcare skills they need. Apprenticeships provide a really robust mechanism to make sure you’ve got…

Bridging Programme: What have we learnt so far?

04th June 2015 Written by Finbar Lillis, Project Lead, Bridging Programme
FINBAR LILLIS is a Skills for Health Associate who worked on the design and development of the Skills for Health Bridging Programme - and continues…

International Children’s Day

01st June 2015 Written by Skills Platform
International Children's Day is observed next week, on June 1, 2015. It was in 1925 that the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland,…