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.

It’s critical we act now to create a high quality healthcare support workforce!

13th October 2015 Written by Ian Wheeler
The UK’s healthcare support workforce, which accounts for over 40% of workers, is all too often overlooked, receiving relatively little attention in terms of role…

Technology is pushing training in the NHS further

12th August 2015 Written by Skills for Health
The dilemma of changing and improving services, whilst at the same time delivering the important everyday service, has always been an issue for healthcare. The…

Consultant contracts are not the only barrier to seven-day NHS services

10th August 2015 Written by Dr Jenny Harrop – Medical Workforce Specialist
Jeremy Hunt was unwise to link consultants’ working patterns with an increased risk of hospital patients dying at weekends. Jeremy Hunt has accused the British…

Ruby Lyon – Onwards and Upwards as a Healthcare Cadet

04th August 2015 Written by Ruby Lyon
As a Level 3 Healthcare Cadet with Skills for Health Academy Northwest and St. Helen’s College, Ruby Lyon has been able to gain a vast…

Assistant practitioners - coming into their own

04th August 2015 Written by Ian Wheeler
The UK health sector is dealing with two opposing forces: increased demand for health care, and secondly, a downward pressure on resources. With staffing the…