Skills Platform Top 7 - Nominate Your Hero, Ambulance Research and Just What is Digital Strategy Anyway?

Skills Platform Top 7 July 7th

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

1) Nominate Your Hero

Skills for Health and the NSA Health have teamed up with Unison to present the 'Our Health Heroes' awards, recognising the outstanding contribution made by the health support workforce. The two main categories are Clinical Support Worker of the Year and Operational Services Worker of the Year. To nominate a colleague and to find out more, click here.

2) How To Implement eLearning Into Healthcare (Infographic)

Read our infographic guide to implementing eLearning into your healthcare organisation with insights from peers. Read our infographic here or our comprehensive white paper here.

3) So, What Training Do You Really Want? (Win £595 worth)

The WRIGHT Foundation, a UK market leader in Exercise Referral Specialist qualifications want to better understand existing training requirements in sports coaching, exercise, fitness and health environments to help them improve their offering. This 10 minutes survey could also see you win a free place on any of their current courses up to the value of £595. Take the survey here.

Wright Group TNA Survey

4) Is Your Training Skills for Health Approved?

Skills for Health have noticed a number of training providers using phrases such as 'Skills for Health approved' or 'Skills for Health aligned'. While such a mistake is understandable, the correct reference is to to the particular training framework such as the Care Certificate or Core Skills (e.g. Care Certificate aligned). Skills for Health do not approve individual training providers in this way and any alignment with a particular framework is a voluntary declaration. Read more here.

Training Alignment

5) NIHR Research into Ambulance Services

More than nine million people contact the UK's ambulance services every year and NIHR have helped fund research into effective practice and training. The latest study digs deep into many area, but does raise the importance of training staff in areas such as recognising and responding to mental health and dementia issues. Read the full report here.

NIHR Ambulance

6) What is Digital Transformation Anyway?

Digital transformation is the buzzword of the moment. Chances are that your organisation is either in the thick of it, about to start it or at least talking about whether to do it or not. But what does it actually mean? Digital Consultant Zoe Amar explains all in her guest blog on the Skills Platform.

Digital Transformation

7) How the Brain Manipulates Evidence

In the wake of the Chilcot enquiry and the EU referendum Matthew Syed outlines some cognitive biases that cause us to re-frame facts based on pre-existring biases instead of weighing up complex arguments. There are implications for all walks of life, not least the NHS. Read the article here.

Brain Bias