Skill Pill presents a new partnership with Skills for Health

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Written by Jon Kennard on 16 September 2019 in Press Zone
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Skill Pill are now presenting a new partnership with Skills for Health – a not-for-profit organisation committed to the development of an improved and sustainable healthcare workforce across the UK.

Established in 2002 as the Sector Skills Council for Health for the UK health sector, Skills for Health helps to inform policy and standards focusing on health, education and improving the wider wellbeing of public health. Skills for Health are the employers’ trusted provider of workforce and organisational development, designed to increase quality of healthcare, patient safety and productivity.

This new partnership with Skills for Health is tailored to support healthcare managers to upskill their workforce with the relevant behavioural soft skills and management strategies to grow and develop and to assist in the core mission: developing a more skilled, productive and flexible workforce.

In May 2019, Skills for Health’s Workforce Development Report produced findings which identified that one in around 81% of employers said there is a need for improvement in leadership and management in their organisations and sectors. And 87% said that good leadership and management is key for organisational success.

Further to this, the NHS Long-Term Plan sets out that “great quality care needs great leadership at all levels” and that “evidence shows that the quality of care and organisational performance are directly affected by the quality of leadership and the improvement cultures leaders create.

"While some parts of the NHS have created and sustained the leadership cultures necessary for outstanding performance and the big service changes set out in this Long-Term Plan, this is not yet commonplace.”

Skill Pill and Skills for Health are perfectly suited partners to support the healthcare workforce develop their skills and understanding of leadership techniques, amongst other development skills. In essence, we can help the NHS deliver the intentions set out in this Long-Term Plan.

Developed with learners in mind, the suite of digital learning content available via the new partnership, has:

  • Over 1500 learning objects including video, quizzes, text nuggets, audio casts and supporting documents to cater to all learning styles
  • Been shown to increase retention – positively impacting behaviours by 10-20%
  • Over 500 learning modules to choose from

“This partnership allows us to focus the breadth of our digital expertise to key UK public sectors. It’s a genuine thrill for us to be able to match complimentary areas of expertise,” has stated Skill Pill Founder, Gerry Griffin.

Skills for Health CEO, John Rogers, believes that collaborations and partnerships such as this one between Skills for Health and Skill Pill are crucial to supporting the NHS and wider healthcare sector embed positive leadership skills, as part of the fabric of the culture.

“The NHS workforce deserve continual support in receiving adequate training to improve the quality of leadership within the sector. It’s fantastic to be working with partners like Skill Pill to ensure the healthcare sector is addressing the need for leaders and managers to be more effective for the benefit of the public they serve.”

Skills for Health are leaders in the delivery of training and e-learning, and this new partnership with Skill Pill will support this with its immersive training platform, specialising in behavioural soft skills and an engaging approach.

To find out more about how this partnership can support you, please get in touch today.