The Talent for Care is a national strategic framework developed, first and foremost, to improve the quality of care for patients by developing skilled, knowledgeable and empowered staff.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.
Recently, there have been major national developments; Talent for Care, Widening Participation Care Certificate which you can read more about in the sections below.
For these members of staff that have as their driver the Francis Inquiry, the Cavendish Recommendations and the Government’s Mandate to Health Education England (you will find the files in the related document seceion below).
Apprenticeships can support the health sector by offering a route for employers to develop new talent.Apprenticeships
It remains a continuing workforce priority to ensure that the healthcare workforce represents the communities it seeks to serve, to enable this Health Education England has as part of its Mandate, been set the task of:Widening Participation
A Widening Participation steering group exists within Health Education England - Wessex whose purpose is to:Widening Participation Steering Group
The introduction of the Care Certificate should provide clear evidence to employers, patients and people who receive care and support that the health or social care support worker in front of them has been assessed against a specific set of standards and has demonstrated they have the skills, knowledge and behaviours to ensure that they provide compassionate and high quality care and support.Care Certificate