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Talent for care

Improving education, training and development opportunities available to those working in an NHS support role (typically, Agenda for Change roles banded 1-4).


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.

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