Skills Platform Top 7 - Brilliant Support Workers, Charity Digital and Mental Health

The Skills Platform Top 7 - A regular round up of top articles and news across the health & charity sector.

1) Our Health Hero Awards Need Your Vote

The inaugural 'Our Health Hero' awards from Skills for Health, the NSA Health and Unison recognise the unsung heroes across NHS support workforce. Regional winners have been awarded, but you can now help vote for the two national winners from the shortlist. Register your vote here.

Our Health Hero Awards

2) Why Brilliant Clinicians Require a Brilliant Support Workforce

The support workforce operates behind the scenes across healthcare in the UK contributing 40% of the total health workforce. However, support workers are often left behind when it comes to recognition and training. This article argues that brilliant clinicians require a brilliant support workforce.

Brilliant

3) The Care Certificate Implementation Guide

It can be confusing for organisations new to the Care Certificate to understand how to implement it within their own organisation. This comprehensive guide explains how you can do it.

Care certificate implementation

4) Making Digital Work: 12 Questions For Trustees to Consider

Zoe Amar has worked with the Charity Commission and other partners to help charity trustees get on the front foot with digital. Read the guide and the 12 key questions here.

Making digital work

5) The Charity Social Media Toolkit

The Skills Platform launched the Charity Social Media toolkit back in September and it seems to have been well received by voluntary sector workers in the UK and other parts of the world. Read the toolkit here and our Twitter chat summary here.

Charity Social Toolkit

6) Mental Health Training Framework Coming Soon

Skills for Health have been commissioned to developed a Core Skills Education & Training Framework for Mental Health. The aim is to help workforce development in relation to the national mental health strategy. Read more about the forthcoming framework here.

Mental Health Framework

7) Why Tests Don't Work for Email Fundraising

Email marketing often gets forgotten as a valuable marketing tool for charities and health sector organisation alike. Social Media continues to grab the headlines, but email marketing can be a highly valuable tool when used correctly.

Tests - email marketing