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.

#OurHealthHeroes Showcase

29th February 2016 Written by By Janet MacKrell, Health Care support worker and secretary to the Urology Department, Glangwili Hospital
Like most people, I work to earn a living, however, unlike most people, I am lucky enough to have a fulfilling and worthwhile job.  My…

Supporting those who support us

23rd February 2016 Written by Catriona Curry National Programme Manager – Talent for Care
40% of the NHS workforce, providing approximately 60% of direct patient contact and care, and yet receiving less than 5% of the training budget –…

Support Workers in TV and Film

18th February 2016 Written by Skills for Health
Have you ever noticed how many of your favourite TV and film characters are actually in healthcare support roles? 1. Katherine, receptionist and assistant from…

#OurHealthHeroes Showcase

18th February 2016 Written by Courtenay White, Clerical Assistant, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
How did it all start? Well, I started my working life as a receptionist at a leisure centre from which I was let go due…

7 things you didn’t know about healthcare support workers

16th February 2016 Written by Skills for Health
Support staff help keep the cogs of our healthcare system going and often unnoticed. Here are 7 things you may not know… 1) The term…