- National Employers Skills Survey for England 2009 (LSC, 2010)
- Rehearsing uncertain futures: scenario planning for the future of health care in the UK (IES, 2010)
- UK Employment and Skills Almanac (UKCES, 2009)
- Skills for Health: Scottish sector profile 2009 (Alliance of Sector Skills Council, 2009)
- Health care providers and skills development. Relevant Findings from the 2007 National Employer Skills Survey for England (Valued Research Ltd/Skills for Health, 2009)
- Identifying the movement of the workforce around the health sector (Working Paper) (MacKinnon Partnership, 2009)
- The ‘Hidden’ Workforce: Volunteers in the Health Sector in England (Working Paper) (MacKinnon Partnership, 2009)
- Working Futures 2007-2017 (Wilson, Homenidou, and Gambin, 2008)
- Workforce Skills and Productivity The Future for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in the London Health Sector (PACEC, 2007)
- Skills for Health 2005 Sector Skills Survey (Future Skills Wales, 2005)
Skills for Health research and publications
- Skills for Health AACS LMI report (2010)
- Skills for Health Sector Skills Assessment 2009/10 (2010) (Also available for: England; Wales; Scotland; and Northern Ireland )
- Skills for the Workplace: Employer Perspectives (2008)
- Tomorrow’s workforce: Commentaries on the future of skills and employment in the UK’s health sector (2009)
- The Hidden Workforce. The role of health and social care volunteers in Northern Ireland (2009)
Skills for Health regional skills and labour market intelligence briefings (2009):
- East Midlands
- East of England
- North East
- North West
- South East
- South West
- West Midlands
- Yorkshire and the Humber
Skills for Health online intelligence tool
The Labour Market and Policy Tool provides access to a wide range of employment, skills, training and demographic statistics related to the health sector. The Skills for Health online intelligence tool allows the user to interrogate statistics on health sector employment, skills, labour demand, training and demographics. Data searches can be undertaken by geogrpahy and sector.
Data within the Tool is available for the UK as a whole and by country (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales), region and health boundary, and your selection can be customised by sector (Skills for Health, NHS, Independent and Voluntary) and labour market and policy theme. The outputs can be displayed as tables, charts and exported into Excel.
Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (Northern Ireland)
- Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Vacancies as at March 2009
- HSC Workforce Census (2008)
- NHS Vacancy data (2008)
- NHS Scotland Workforce Information (2008 & 2009)
- NHS Vacancy Survey(2009),
- NHS Workforce Census (2008)
- NHS Vacancy Survey (2009)
- NHS Workforce Census (2008)
Skills for Health – This is the website for the Sector Skills Council for Health. The organisation aims to develop the skills of the UK workforce and to link with major workforce development initiatives. The website has a range information including:
- Qualifications and learning pathways
- Career frameworks
- Careers information and advice
- Skills and labour market intelligence
- Literacy, language and numeracy (LLN)
Skills for Health has published a guide Careers in healthcare - A guide to working in the independent healthcare sector which provides useful information for those who want to start or progress a career in the independent healthcare sector.
NHS Careers – This website was commissioned by the Department of Health and launched in 1999 provides information about nursing and midwifery, doctors, allied health professionals, health care science, managers, health informatics and others. It covers general information about the work itself, case studies, entry requirements, skills requirements, pay and printed career leaflets on request. The website also contains a job portal with job search criteria covering occupation, location and salary, and has a link to NHS employers.
NHS Employers – This website is aimed at employers and is part of the NHS confederation. It contains a range of policy and practice documents.
Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) – The CfWI is the new national authority on workforce planning and development providing advice and information to the NHS and social care system.
Skills Academy for Health – This academy works with partners to help employers, individuals and training providers to establish and resolve their workforce needs in the health care sector.