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Talent for care

While the NHS’s support workforce (those in Agenda for Change roles banded 1-4 and their equivalents) make up 40% of the total workforce and provide around 60% of patient care, this group receives less than 5% of the national training budget.

Under the three primary themes of Get In, Get On and Go Further, we’re working with national, regional and local partners to change this picture, increase investment in the support workforce and to spread good practice and innovation.

Read more about the the Talent for Care programme on our national page. This programme is also closely aligned with the Widening Participation programme, which you can read more about on our national page.

In the north east we joined forces to launch a major new initiative, to raise skills levels in the health sector workforce.

The programme is demand-led meaning it gives employers and their employees access to the training and skills that they really need and want at a time they need it. The training is delivered by a range of foundation trusts, health specialist training institutions, colleges and other providers, depending on the individual needs of employers and their staff.

As an SFA lead provider we must publish a supply-chain fees and charges policy on our website before entering into any sub-contract agreement. This policy statement can be found in the related document section below. The agreement details how we will apply fees and charges to sub-contract agreements with training partners for the delivery of training on the behalf of the organisation for 2015/16 and is published in line with SFA requirements stated in funding rules 2015/16.


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