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.
In this section:
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
Are leading researchers in healthcare workforce issues, informing national policy
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.
NHS England - Health Systems Support Framework Agreement (HSSF)
The Health Systems Support (HSS) Framework provides a quick and easy route to access support services from innovative third-party suppliers at the leading edge of health and care system reform, including advanced analytics, population health management, digital and service transformation. It can be used by any NHS organisation, including NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), national Arm’s-Length Bodies, local authorities and a wide range of public sector bodies
NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) Consult 18
The SBS Consult 18: Multidisciplinary Consultancy Services Framework provides a simple, compliant route to purchase Multidisciplinary Consultancy Services for NHS and public sector authorities. This consulting framework agreement covers the whole of the UK, with 10 distinct consultancy service areas including; healthcare consultancy, IT consultancy and ancillary consultancy services. NHS and Public Sector Organisations within the UK can utilise this Framework.
Crown Commercial Services G-Cloud 11 and G-Cloud 12
Crown Commercial Services G-Cloud 11 computing services covers hosting, software and cloud support on a commodity-based, pay-as-you-go service and is for use by the UK public sector. G-Cloud 12 allows the purchase of cloud-based computing services such as hosting, software and cloud support, including many off-the-shelf, pay-as-you-go cloud solutions. It helps customers in the UK public sector find and buy cloud computing services.
East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub
The East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub is an award-winning, not-for-profit NHS organisation which provides member trusts and publicly-funded bodies with strategic purchasing support and specialist knowledge across the entire health economy. The Transforming Organisations, Partnerships and Services (TOPS) Framework is a multi-speciality support and advisory consultancy services framework to assist with the transformational aims for service delivery and or partnership working.
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. As a group, we are certified with ISO27001, following an information security audit by a UKAS Accredited Auditor.