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FAQP Issue a COVID-19 Update For First Aid Trainers

In response to the increased prevalence of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases, and the increased transmission of the new variants, the First Aid Quality Partnership (FAQP) and Health and… Read More

23 February 2021

Financial Planning for Young Adults – Is the Financial Education Children Receive in the UK Enough to Set Them up for Life?

“The things we see and learn about money in childhood and adolescence can have long-lasting consequences. Money habits that can last for life begin to form between… Read More

12 February 2021

What is Prevent Duty? The Role You Play in Counter-Extremism

Modern Britain is a multicultural society with a diverse culture, but unfortunately, there are threats to our multiculturalism. Voices of extremism come in many forms, some of… Read More

26 January 2021

What Is an ‘Appointed Person’? – A Quick and Easy Guide

You may have wondered what your obligations are to provide an appointed person or first aiders in your workplace. In short, appointed persons are responsible for meeting… Read More

15 December 2020

Christmas Support Hours 2020

The Skills Platform will have limited support over the Christmas holiday. Please find details of available support below: Skills for Health eLearning:  For enquiries about existing and… Read More

11 December 2020

Garden Leave 101: A Quick and Easy Guide

Alexander Boswell, Marketing MSc, Business PhD and SaaS mastermind has got a pretty good grasp of business concepts – at least he thought he did until he decided to leave the… Read More

10 December 2020

Investigation Skills: A Mindset Beyond Police Work

Whether you’re investigating a crime, accident, a person or an organisation, investigation skills are an essential part of our day-to-day lives. Because here at Skills Platform, we… Read More

19 November 2020

6 Stages of Grooming Adults and Teens: Spotting The Red Flags

It's National Safeguarding Adults Week and one of the key themes this year is adult grooming. Sadly, social isolation could make the most vulnerable in our society,… Read More

17 November 2020

Sepsis Nursing Interventions in a New Age of Technology

Sepsis can be fatal if not spotted early, and nursing interventions are key to noticing the symptoms on time. Recent technological integrations have shown promise in facilitating… Read More

21 October 2020

What Are the Eight Principles of the Data Protection Act?

The UK Data Protection Act was originally designed to protect personal data stored on computers and paper filing systems. Since then, technology has evolved substantially and so have many of the… Read More

12 October 2020

England Is Not Breastfeeding Friendly: 5 Countries We Should Take a Leaf From

Since the Baby-Friendly Hopsital Initiative was introduced, countries across the world have been working to become more breastfeeding friendly. Each country has it's own unique strategy to… Read More

1 October 2020

Nursing Recruitment and Retention: On The Brink, A Skillset Too Far For Britain’s Nurses?

Sexual Health Nurses are ideally placed to help patients navigate their entire journey when it comes to contraception, family planning, and sexual health and wellbeing. Yet, the… Read More

25 September 2020

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