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.

The Community Breastfeeding Team Facilitators

21st March 2016 Written by Charlotte Barnett
#OurHealthHeroesShowCase The Community Breastfeeding Team provide breastfeeding support for new mothers in Stoke-on-Trent. The team are made up of one team leader, four breastfeeding facilitators,…

Ever wondered what the process of taking on an apprentice looks like or what is involved?

11th March 2016 Written by Janine Wilson, Training and Development Manager
Janine Wilson, Training and Development Manager, writes a first person account of what goes on behind the scenes of placing apprentices in organisations. The enquiry…

UNISON Backs #OurHealthHeroes

07th March 2016 Written by Simon Newell, regional organiser for Unison
“Unison represents over 450,000 workers in healthcare and the majority of those are in support worker roles. We find that although support staff play a…

#OurHealthHeroes Showcase

04th March 2016 Written by Steve Hartman, porter Worcestershire Royal Hospital - Endoscopy
My experiences as a deaf porter – bringing comfort to patients who are unable to hear When I went deaf I had been running my…

We Support #OurHealthHeroes

03rd March 2016 Written by Michaela ONeill, President of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy
We are thrilled to put our support behind this campaign. The roles of support workers are undoubtedly incredibly important to health services, through our valuable…