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Good afternoon, it's Friday 9th of September and we have some important updates for you: New Apprenticeship Levy funding guidance, new plans put digital technology at the forefront of NHS skills, a free webinar with North Bristol NHS Trust and closing the deadline for applications for Our Health Heroes, here's what's happening at Skills for Health...

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The Apprenticeship Levy - Funding Announcement

The UK Government published an official announcement for initial proposals for the apprenticeship levy funding in England from May 2017. The new guidance details:

  • how much employers can spend on each apprenticeship
  • the rules employers will need to follow
Read our response
Apprenticeship Levy Infographic
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How good does your Elearning need to be?

There are growing concerns over the quality of training and whether this has any impact on patient care. With the well-documented financial strain on the health sector increasing, careful budgeting is paramount and time is precious, so eLearning provides a potent solution for training a large workforce.

Find out more about the impact of Elearning
View all Elearning courses
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New plans put digital technology at the forefront of NHS skills

Plans have been unveiled this week by health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to fast track digital excellence and improve digital skills across the NHS. The new plans unveiled this week present a formidable opportunity for the 12 exemplar organisations to trail blaze the sector into the digital revolution.

Find out more
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Lunchtime learning - Don't miss our FREE webinar

Join Yvonne Greenwood and Martin Plumley from North Bristol NHS Trust for a FREE webinar on 16 September 2016, as they share their experiences of developing traineeship programmes in the NHS.

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The Employers Guide to Taking On a Healthcare Apprentice

This employers guide answers some of the most common questions relating to apprenticeships in healthcare with tips on the future direction of training and qualifications.

VThe Employers Guide to Taking On a Healthcare Apprentice
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Our Health Heroes Awards - get your nominations in

The deadline for nominations for the UK Our Health Heroes Awards 2016, is midnight on the 23rd of September, so make sure you get your nominations in! Awards are open to all bands 1-4 support workers.

Nominate now
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Commissioning in Healthcare 2016

We'll be at Commissioning in Healthcare 2016, stand C302 on the 28th of September. We'd love to see you, so why not drop by and say hi?


Interested in finding out more or would like to arrange a meeting with your regional director? Email with your request.

Best wishes,
The Skills for Health team

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