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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.

Six steps for recruiting an apprentice

12th August 2019 Written by Skills for Health
Choose an apprenticeships framework or standard There are so many standards out there for apprenticeships, but before deciding upon the framework or standard, there are many…

NHS Pensions - It's not too late...

08th August 2019 Written by Dean Royles
The Government has launched another consultation on NHS Pensions. In any normal circumstances, that first sentence may’ve won an award for the “most boring start…

The unappreciated qualities of leadership - Humour

07th August 2019 Written by Dean Royles
They say that laughter is the best medicine... This seems particularly apt for those of us that work in the health sector. In an environment…

Meet the team - Jan Parfitt

29th July 2019 Written by SKILLS FOR HEALTH
"It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed." – Napolean Hill As you’ll soon find out, Senior…

What is ‘National Early Warning Scores 2 (NEWS2)’?

23rd July 2019 Written by Skills for Health
NEWS2 has been developed to support standardisation of the assessment of acute-illness severity in the NHS and is in the process of becoming mandated in…