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Senior healthcare professionals voting at a Skills for Health consultation event believe that high level commitment and investment in skills transformation is critical to improving patient care.

The consultation – launched on 3rd April by Phil Hope, Minister for the East Midlands and Minister for the Third Sector - centred around the development of a new Sector Skills Agreement (SSA) for Health covering the region. Delegates from healthcare organisations across the East Midlands voted electronically to identify which issues were of most importance to them in relation to workforce skills.

A massive 97 per cent felt that obtaining high level commitment and investment in skills transformation was important or very important.
John Rogers, Chief Executive of Skills for Health said:

“In terms of improving productivity and services to meet patient demand the importance of skills cannot be...

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