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06.02.14

Skills for Health publishes insight into Welsh workforce

Three new reports have been published by Skills for Health, focusing on opportunities and barriers to up-skilling the Welsh health workforce.

Part of the Sector Priorities Fund Pilot (SPFP) programme, the reports consider how assistant practitioner roles could be enhanced and developed to maximise their potential impact; how to simplify and streamline processes to increase uptake of apprenticeships in the workforce; and a focus on the performance of SMEs in the Welsh health sector.

Christina Pond, director of products and services at Skills for Health said: “It’s very important to generate a strong evidence base and in-depth Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) to better understand the requirements of health care employers when creating workforce development solutions, and to inform the planning and funding decisions of Government, education commissioners and learning providers.

“While these reports do of course highlight the many positive developments in skills and training in the Welsh healthcare workforce, the findings also outline some innovative ways in which support could be provided to further enhance workforce development.”

Anne Clarke, director for Wales at Skills for Health added: “These reports provide a valuable insight into three key areas of development in the Welsh health sector. The SME business report is particularly valuable in that it is the first time that we’ve looked at the skills needs of these businesses in Wales.

“It revealed a highly motivated and vibrant workforce, intent on growth and expansion. This is clearly great news for Welsh business as a whole, and we hope to be able to work closely with the SME sector in Wales in the future to offer guidance and support via appropriate skills development.”

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