Skills for Health

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Ratna Dutt, Chief Executive of the Race Equality Foundation, is member of a project by Skills for Health to develop a Mental Health Core Skills Education and Training Framework.

Skills for Health is 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.

Their Core Skills Training framework aims to allow employers to recognise training to a standard, trust that information and reduce duplication of training, so that people do not have to repeat training unnecessarily, wasting time and money.

The original Core Skills Framework for statutory/mandatory subjects has now been extended to include selected clinical/care subjects.