About Skills for Health

A workforce for tomorrow, not just today

Healthcare bodies across the UK trust us to help them develop the skills, roles, competencies, and strategies that provide better patient outcomes.

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Bringing together a collective voice of UK healthcare

We’ve been championing the voices of the UK healthcare workforce since 2002. As the Sector Skills Council for Health, we have collaborated with thousands of NHS and healthcare providers to develop solutions that improve skills, jobs, and roles to achieve better patient outcomes. At Skills for Health, we:

Champion the entire workforce, even the roles you’ve
never heard of, with schemes like Our Health Heroes

Support workforce development, recruitment, and retention initiatives

Act as ambassadors for Apprenticeships including frameworks, standards, and qualifications

Are leading researchers in healthcare workforce issues, informing national policy

Deliver management tools that improve training outcomes and improve learning experience

Uphold national rota compliance through tailored clinical rostering solutions


We're really people, people

Workforce development is what we say, supporting your people is what we do. We know that even creating national frameworks is really all about the people delivering healthcare services. Without first understanding your people problems, we can’t understand your workforce needs. For nearly 20 years’ we’ve been passionate about the development of skills, jobs, and healthcare outcomes for improving the lives of the people delivering services and the patients receiving them.

Our goal is to help you reach yours

Our clients are part of a growing community of healthcare providers who are committed to improving their workforce.

Choosing to work with a not-for-profit dedicated to healthcare workforce development, is choosing to support the workforce of tomorrow, by investing in better solutions that meet your goals as well as the collective ambitions for the sector.

Skills for Health are part of a growing group of like-minded organisations, that make up The Workforce Development Trust, dedicated to people, skills and qualifications that best serve the workforce and the public. Our group also includes Skills for Justice, SFJ Awards and People 1st International.

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