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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.

Recognising the true 'Our Health Heroes' in healthcare

16th April 2019 Written by Dean Royles
There are many metaphors to describe staff working in Healthcare. Junior Doctors have been described as the ‘backbone’ of the NHS, Nurses are often referred…

Views on leadership and management

29th March 2019 Written by Professor Maura Sheehan and Dr Kirsteen Grant
In May, we are due to publish the latest results from our biennial workforce development survey, produced in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University. To launch…

Celebrating women in health IWD2019

08th March 2019 Written by Candace Miller
Today is International Women’s Day - it feels timely to consider the role women play within our healthcare sector and in the NHS. There is…

NHS Apprenticeships – Why don’t we rewrite the stars?

06th March 2019 Written by Dean Royles
According to a recent report by the Health Foundation (Make or Break), workforce is now a bigger threat for the NHS than finance. In short,…

Practical solutions – the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP)

06th March 2019 Written by Skills for Health
One of the recent reforms to apprenticeships that directly affects employers is the new requirements to becoming a registered apprenticeship training provider (RoATP). Many employers…