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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.

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…

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…