Articles from Skills for Health

National Wound Care Core Capabilities Framework launched to standardise wound care across all health and care roles in England

@skillsforhealth - A new England-wide multi-professional framework has been published that sets out the knowledge and skills needed by all levels of the health and social care workforce to deliver high quality, consistent wound care across all settings, improving healing rates and patient outcomes.   Launched today by the National Wound Care Strategy Programme (NWCSP), the National Wound Care Core Capabilities Framework for England has been designed by a multi-professional team and for a multi-professional audience, to be a single, consistent, and comprehensive foundation that will underpin the highest standard of wound care, so that anyone with a wound receives the treatment they need, no matter the setting or location.

National NHS and social care staff survey launched to identify current skills shortages and inform future workforce development

@skillsforhealth - Over the last twelve months, NHS and social care organisations across the UK have undergone enormous change, mobilising effective workforce innovations and flexibilities at pace, to adapt and respond to unparalleled demand. The remarkable resilience and dedication of healthcare staff to deliver care for patients and service users in the midst of such adversity is incredible but has been tested to the limits. As staff continue to face ongoing challenges due to the impact of COVID-19 as well as from pre-pandemic operating conditions, how can this resolve be strengthened and working life improved to reduce the risk of burnout, both now and in the future?

The mentor plays a unique role in an apprentice’s journey: Help Skills for Health Meet the Mentors!

@skillsforhealth - Being a healthcare apprentice ‘mentor’ is no easy feat. This is someone who supports the apprentice’s development in the workplace from the very beginning of their new role - they may also be called a manager or supervisor in some settings. They help coach and lead our nation’s healthcare apprentices in building their approach, rapport, teamwork, integrity, positivity, and professionalism, whilst also imparting subject-matter expertise, company procedures and ways of working. More often than not, this close relationship will be ongoing for the full duration of the apprenticeship, helping them to achieve their full potential.

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Trust Chief Executive, Dr Sara Munro, appointed as board Trustee & Non-Executive Director of Skills for Health

Dr Sara Munro, Chief Executive of Leeds and York Partnership NHS Trust (@LeedsandYorkPFT), has been appointed as a Trustee and Non-Executive Director of the board at the Sector Skills Council for Health, Skills for Health (@SkillsforHealth).

Have your say on new Health and Justice Career and Competence Frameworks

Do you work within the Adult Secure and Detained Estate (ASDE), or with Children and Young People (CYP) in the Complex Needs Pathway? If so, @SkillsforHealth need your feedback on a set of draft role profiles developed for new Health and Justice Career and Competence Frameworks in these settings and services, as part of an NHS England and NHS Improvement inclusive workforce programme for these sectors.

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