Education and training

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The quality of your workforce’s education and training has a huge impact on outcomes for patients. Changes in demand and patient need are influencing policy and practice.

NHS Employers is here to help you navigate these changes, and provide you with news, advice and guidance to help you get the most for your workforce.

As well as the areas covered in this page we also have a range of information on:

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Developing your support workforce

Developing a rich mix of skills within the support workforce can deliver many benefits to your organisation.

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Advanced clinical practice

Find out about what advanced clinical practioners are and what they can do to support your multi-disciplinary teams.


Education and Training newsletter

Sign up to our education and training bulletin for the latest developments in the shape and education of the NHS workforce.

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T Levels

T level programmes will be part of the education system from 2020, and will include an industry work placement. Find out what you need to know as an employer and how to prepare.

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Building a culture of work-based learning

This section aims to support employers with understanding the key elements which need to be set up and used to successfully enable a culture of work-based learning within healthcare organisations.

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Healthcare science

Modernising Scientific Careers has streamlined the education and training of healthcare scientists. Find out how it continues to shape the profession and the value of promoting the careers available to school children with an interest in science.

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Medical students and clinical placements

The General Medical Council (GMC) has published additional advice to medical schools on how to help prepare medical students for clinical practice and the Foundation Programme.

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Preceptorships for newly qualified staff

To ensure the best possible start for newly qualified nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, a quality preceptorship programme is essential. 

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Care Certificate

The care certificate is aimed at equipping health and social care support workers with the knowledge and skills they need to provide safe and compassionate care.

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End-of-life care

In this section, you'll find information, tools and resources to support staff to deliver high quality care for patients at the end of their lives. 

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Clarification of ACCS (anaesthetics) trainee classification 

The Royal Collage of Anaesthetics has confirmed a change to ACCS core training programme curriculum which clarifies the classification of the third year trainees.

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