We are committed to helping people to helping people gain the skills they need get into healthcare work and get on. We support a range of apprenticeships and schemes to widen access to the healthcare opportunities.Support workforce
Attracting and developing our workforce
It’s important that we attract people to the healthcare workforce to ensure that we have the right number of people, with the right skills, delivering healthcare at the right time, in the right place.
Our work also covers healthcare staff currently employed to ensure they continuously have the skills, competencies and behaviours to work in the NHS. We are currently working on a number of projects locally and nationally to ensure we attract and develop flexible, competent staff, who hold the NHS values at heart.
The regulators also have an important part to play in this, as do providers who are ultimately responsible for employing, maintaining and developing their staff and the quality of care they provide.
Find out how easy it is to return to practice as a nurse, midwife or health visitor. It is also easy for employers to set up and recruit return to practice opportunities.Return to practice
We support the training and development of a range of allied healthcare professionals working across the South West.Multi-professional workforce
The Star Awards recognise the very best in education and training across the health and care sector in the south west. They celebrate individuals or teams providing healthcare or public health services for NHS patients and service users in NHS trusts, general practice, local authority, education and independent or private settings including those providing pharmacy, dental and optometry services. These are the winners of the Star Awards 2017 ceremony, held in Taunton on 1 March 2017.
Star Awards 2017
We are committed to ensuring relevant NHS staff go through dementia awareness training to help improve the care of people with this condition.Dementia Awareness training
We have been developing a range of training actvities in public health.Public health training and development