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19/09/2017
Dementia and challenging behaviour sometimes go hand in hand on a daily basis if you work in a dementia care home. This could be mentally or physically from the person such as pushing you away or verbally shouting at you. Working in health and social care can be challenging at times and in this article we will provide you with some tips of dealing with challenging behaviour in dementia clients. Read More
 
08/09/2017
Welcome back to the latest Skills Platform Training Bulletin for September. Whether you have kids at school or not, it certainly feels like it's back to work time this week. With this in mind, we've picked out some courses that might come in handy. Read More
 
04/09/2017
In a webinar held on the 8 June, 2017 a panel of experts discussed the recent changes to apprenticeships and what this meant for training providers and employers. A transcript of the webinar is available to download but we have also pulled together these top tips to help you navigate some of the recent changes. Read More
 
17/07/2017
With the office often half full though, it can be a good time to get through those annoying tasks like sorting your eLearning. through those annoying tasks like sorting your eLearning. To help you with this, we have prepared a Skills Platform Summer Special with up to 25% off eLearning from now until the end of August. Read More
 
10/07/2017
Providing statutory and mandatory training is a key investment by NHS and healthcare employers, and despite budget constraints and time concerns, it can play a crucial role in ensuring a high level of care to patients. This article outlines guidance across health and social care, with tips for sector specialisms. Read More
 
04/07/2017
In July 2013 the Government commissioned The Cavendish Review** which identified significant weaknesses in the induction training for 1.3 million health care workers delivering the bulk of hands on care. As a result, The Care Certificate was introduced and now forms a crucial first stage of the Trailblazer Health Apprenticeships . Read More
 
03/07/2017
Skills for Health have completed the purchase of the specialist health and social care training website Last Minute Learning. The listings and content will be merged with Skills for Health’s well established training platform the Skills Platform. Read More
 
12/06/2017
Access the recording of the recent apprenticeship training Q&A with a panel of experts including Sally Garbett, Jo Sutton, Lucy Blinko and Gail Richards Read More
 
16/05/2017
Removing cash reduces the risk and cost of cash handling, average basket values are consistently higher online than offline, Gift Aid is easier to apply digitally and GDPR compliant data simpler to verify. All good reasons for celebrating a move to non-cash giving but charities will need to grab the opportunity now and then adapt their processes over the coming years to maximise such changing habits. In this blog, we identify five tips for successful non-cash fundraising. Read More
 
12/04/2017
Confused as to how e-learning can really offer an enhanced training experience? Concerned about moving away from traditional classroom learning? Read More
 
07/04/2017
We are very keen to highlight one of the 'hidden' issues within healthcare - Domestic abuse. This guest blog post from Sarah Blake revels some alarming statistics and how domestic abuse is truly a health and social care issue. Read More
 
06/04/2017
Following the launch of The Charity Digital Skills Report, which revealed that many UK charities are still struggling to get to grips with digital, we have launched the the Charity Digital Toolkit. This is a sequel to the successful Charity Social Media Toolkit and showcases best practice, expert insight and practical tips to directly help charities navigate through digital transformation. Read More
 
31/01/2017
Discover all about our Clinical eLearning Hub with all of your clinical eLearning requirements in one central location. Read More
 
23/01/2017
Help us understand the digital needs of the charity sector, by completing our survey which will build the charity digital skills report. This report will identify skills gaps and areas to prioritise for training and development across the sector. Read More
 
20/01/2017
With 2016 behind us, let us talk you through our plans for the year ahead with several new website enhancements, a brand new Clinical eLearning Hub, Care Certificate Implementation Toolkit and Support Worker Development Index. Read More
 
20/01/2017
We are proud to announce a new partnership with RCNi Learning to list their courses on the Skills Platform. RCNi have a suite of online learning tools to help nurses and support workers in their training, re-validation and continuing professional development. There are over 130 interactive, evidence based learning modules which have been accredited by the RCN and review by professional experts. Read More
 
09/11/2016
The Skills Platform Top 7 - A regular round up of top articles and news across the health & charity sector. In this installment - Vote for your health hero, brilliant clinicians and why email marketing is still pretty darn good. Read More
 
08/11/2016
?The Skills Platform is collaborating with the National Skills Academy of Health, Health Education England, the Job Centre Plus and the Department for Health to develop a Work Experience portal. This resource guide provides useful links and documents to help you run a smooth and safe health work experience opportunity. Read More
 
07/11/2016
In healthcare, the focus is often on brilliant surgeons, nurses or doctors (who, of course, we applaud). However, nurses and other medical professionals in the UK would not be able to do their job without the dedicated assistance of the support workforce. Read More
 
18/10/2016
Last week we welcomed the very first cohort to the Third Sector Digital Leaders’ programme, which we are running in partnership with The School for Social Entrepreneurs. It’s the first digital leadership skills training programme of its kind in England and Wales, aimed exclusively at the leaders and senior management of charities and social enterprises. Read More