Skills for Health, the Sector Skills Council for all health sector employers, has launched a new version of its website (www.skillsforhealth.org.uk) to increase ease of use and access for its quarter of a million visitors per year. The site has had a total design and format “makeover” using clear imagery and bold signposted sections to aid navigation and ensure users are directed easily and quickly to their area of interest.
Skills for Health is a leading provider of e-learning, delivering consistent, flexible and cost effective training within the health sector, with over 500,000 completions per annum in the NHS alone – the vast majority of accessed via www.skillsforhealth.org.uk. The site also serves almost 1 million page views a year, with visitors from across the globe accessing over 200 pages of dedicated content.
The new site includes an update for employers on Skills for Health’s wide range of products and services (such as Workforce Planning & Management, Realtime Rostering, the Quality Mark etc.) as well as hosting a comprehensive and growing bank of case studies, clinical service area reports, intelligence reports, guidance documents and presentations.
A new online Tool function also allows users to browse all the online resources available from Skills for Health and create a secure log-in to launch tools relevant to their own skills needs and career development. In addition, the site provides access to social networks such as MyHealthSkills for people who are passionate about the healthcare workforce and gives users the opportunity to sign up for the latest e-news from the within the organisation and the health skills sector at large.
John Rogers, Chief Executive of Skills for Health comments, “We’re delighted to introduce our regular supporters, as well as new users to this updated and streamlined site. Ensuring that employers and employees have easy access to the latest news, information and resources is a very large and important part of our role as a Sector Skills Council for Health. The professional lives of so many of people in the health sector increasingly revolve around the digital world and we recognize that we have a responsibility to provide the best service possible to aid swift and effective communication. We regularly update the site with new and updated resources and know that many employers in the health sector rely on this guidance to support the skills development in their organisations – whether that’s NHS, voluntary or the private sector. Our vision is to create a supportive online community via the new website to ensure we harness and expand the skills of this talented workforce. ”