Streamlining StatMan training

Hospital and emergency staff

03 / 6 / 2014 9am

Streamlining statutory and mandatory (StatMan) training, trusts have agreed to adopt and ensure their training meets the minimum standards set out in Skills for Health's Core Skills and Training Framework (CSTF)

They have also made greater use of e-learning for StatMan training and streamlined compliance reporting through use of applications, such as WIRED, provided by Skills for Health.   

The programme has helped trusts review which staff, complete which training, the training frequency, the training duration and the method of delivery. This has resulted in some considerable readjustment, huge time savings and compliance improvements. Overall, the duplication of training has reduced, saving staff time worth £5 million per annum and increased compliance rates from 58 to around 80 per cent and rising.

With so many trusts working to the new processes and accurate data flowing between trusts, the London trusts are experiencing the benefit from not having to train all new starters in all StatMan subjects, further increasing the savings and streamlining the recruitment process.


  • Through adoption of the CSTF, StatMan training is now being delivered consistently and to the same standards for staff employed in London trusts (81 per cent by staff numbers and rising).
  • A detailed review of which staff need to complete which training, the frequency and how the training is best delivered has resulted in the right people being given the right training at the right time. This has saved over 192,000 staff hours of training, equivalent to £5 million. Resulting in better training, less staff time spent on it and more time with patients.
  • Average compliance rates for Statutory and Mandatory Training have risen from 58 per cent to around 80 per cent and rising, resulting in less risk to patients and less avoidable waste.
  • Both the accuracy and time taken to monitor and report on training compliance has been improved, freeing up training departments from chasing those that are not compliant.
  • Time taken to train staff on 10 core StatMan subjects has reduced by 25 per cent, meaning that staff are trained on what they really need to learn and return to their patients quicker than before.

Useful links

More information on Skills for Health's Core Skills and Training Framework (CSTF).

More information on Skills for Health's web based tool WIRED (Workforce Information Reporting Engine Database), which enables employers to export data from their existing HR, E-learning and Learning Management systems, including ESR and OLM in England, and to quickly create a wide range of high quality compliance reports.

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