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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.

The Apprenticeship Levy - Get Prepared!

15th June 2016 Written by Skills for Health
We all know the focus on how we deliver apprenticeships is changing right? Here is what you need to know... The government’s new apprenticeship levy…

Getting workforce rostering right – if not now, when?

09th June 2016 Written by Sean Whyment, Senior Manager – Technical Development at Skills for Health
Back in April, I attended a roundtable discussion on e-rostering hosted by the Health Service Journal (HSJ), to discuss good practice, highlight barriers of working…

E-rostering can improve hospital efficiency, says Carter Review

09th June 2016 Written by Skills for Health
Published in February, the Carter Review report identified significant and unwarranted variation in costs and practice which, if addressed, could save the NHS £5bn a…

Health Informatics: The Return of the Guild?

06th June 2016 Written by James Freed, Vicky Yearsley
Until the dawn of industrialisation, and in rural areas well into the 1900’s, if you wanted to learn a craft, you would apprentice to a…

Celebrating the Health Heroes at Sheffield Children’s Hospital: The Play Specialists

01st June 2016 Written by Skills for Health
To celebrate International Children’s Day on June 1st, Skills for Health and National Skills Academy have launched a week-long celebration to honour our children’s health…