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Jul 17

Bringing data to life

Monday 24 July 2017

Dave Griffiths, Programme Head - Analysis, speaks about a ground breaking study looking at the relationship between care home staff and the quality of care.

Jul 17


Thursday 20 July 2017

Jul 17

Are you in the 'grow': using your NMDS-SC account to plan your workforce

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Lee Stribling explains how you can use your NMDS-SC account to inform your recruitment activity in the lead up to GCSE and A-level results day.

Jul 17

What matters to me?

Thursday 13 July 2017

Andy Tilden, our Director of Innovation – Skills, was diagnosed with throat cancer earlier this year and has now finished his Chemo and radiotherapy. Andy reflects on his experiences as he prepares for a phased return to work prior to receiving his final scan results in mid-September.

Jul 17

Accolades win has long term benefits for St Mungo's

Monday 10 July 2017

Iver Morgan, Head of Volunteering, Apprenticeships and Placements at St Mungo's, reflects on the long term benefits to his organisation of winning an Accolade.

Jun 17

Collaborative working is key to delivering outstanding care

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Claire Jackson is the registered manager at Inter-County Nursing and Care Services in Christchurch. When the service received their Outstanding rating in 2016, the CQC praised Claire's approach to developing her own practice.

Jun 17

From ink to click – celebrating 10 years of the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) online

Monday 26 June 2017

Skills For Care Project Manager Lee Stribling talks about NMDS-SC's journey from paper to the web.

Jun 17

Using the apprenticeship levy as an opportunity

Monday 26 June 2017

We talked to levy paying employer Jane Manton from Lifeways about how she was using the levy with the new apprenticeship standards.

Jun 17


Thursday 22 June 2017

Jun 17

Care Home Open Day 2017: We all have a part

Friday 16 June 2017

This Care Home Open Day Jim Thomas, Programme Head for Workforce Innovation at Skills for Care, reflects on the importance of building relationships between care homes and communities, in which we all have a part to play.

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