26th May 2015 Written by Skills for Health

Image: Top five essential workforce development tools.Skills for Health, in collaboration with clinicians and healthcare specialists, has designed useful tools to help drive up standards of care.

We have pulled together a quick guide to five of our most popular workforce development tools and resources, designed to improve healthcare, raise quality and improve productivity and financial performance.


1. Integrating health and social care

Improvements in joined-up care for people with complex needs require workforce change.

2. Care certificate

Materials and resources supporting the ongoing development of the healthcare support workforce.

3. Dementia

Underpinning knowledge and resources to help you deliver high quality, person-centred care to people living with dementia and their families.

4. Design, develop and employing the workforce

Tools to help you achieve the right workforce in the right place with the right skills.

5. Competences and tools

National occupational standards (competences) are a quality assured way of describing the knowledge and skills required by the workforce. Use these tools to design, and develop and analyse the workforce you require.

If you would like to find out more about how Skills for Health can help support you and your organisation in your workforce development strategy, please contact your regional director to arrange a meeting.