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Competences/ NOS in development

Current NOS Projects


Skills for Health is undertaking the following projects during 2021-2022:

  • A review of infection prevention and control NOS
  • A review of oral health NOS for
    • dental nursing
    • dental technology
  • The development of new NOS for pharmacy support staff working in primary care

Projects are governed by a UK-wide Steering Group, along with smaller Working Groups which provide sector specific advice and guidance on the content of the NOS.

To ensure that all stakeholders have opportunity to contribute feedback and input to the final versions of the NOS, Skills for Health conducted a consultation during September/October 2021. Consultation is now closed, and feedback is being used to inform the final drafts of the NOS.

Further announcements will be made when the NOS have been approved for use and they are available to access via the Skills for Health competence tools.

The projects are expected to complete by March 2022.

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