Articles from Skills for Health

Mental Health Nursing Career development framework published to support vital workforce continue exceptional patient care

Mental health nursing is a demanding but enriching career, occupying a unique space in holistic patient care at the forefront of healthcare service delivery. Yet, as reported by the New Roles in Mental Health Nursing Implementation Group in 2019, there is a clear case that more mental health nurses are required both in our NHS and in private and voluntary organisations and agencies.

Skills for Health reveals COVID-19 impact on NHS staff mental and physical health

The latest research published by Skills for Health this week reveals the extensive mental and physical health impact on NHS, health and care professionals across the UK, as a result of working and living through COVID-19, and identifies organisational priorities for recovery, both as the country enters the next phase of the pandemic and for the longer-term.

SWASFT achieves gold standard for major emergencies training

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (@SWASFT) were recently awarded with the Skills for Health Quality Mark, demonstrating their ongoing commitment to the delivery of outstanding quality Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) training.

Our Health Heroes Awards: Nominations open to pay tribute to our NHS, health and care support workers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in 2020

Nominations are currently open for both sector colleagues, and the nation, to pay tribute to our NHS, health and care support workers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in 2020, by submitting an entry in this year’s Our Health Heroes Awards.

Have your say on review of the National Occupational Standards for Health

As the Sector Skills Council for Health, @SkillsforHealth are responsibile for developing and maintaining a nationally recognised level of competences for healthcare occupations across the UK - the National Occupational Standards (NOS).

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