23/11/2020

Categories: Health and Social Care, Postgraduate

The Importance of Upskilling and Staff Development in the Health Sector

Career development is essential for improving healthcare services, and upskilling now ranks as one of the most important trends in the health sector, as identified by the PwC Health Research Institute (HRI). The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice course at the University of Bolton is a fantastic platform for healthcare professionals looking to improve their skills with employer support.

If your employer is willing to enter a tri-partite agreement for a part-time two-year training programme, you can enhance your skills for the workplace while enjoying fantastic personal and professional development.

Here are the reasons why upskilling is such an important factor in healthcare, and why employers need to take action.

 

Better practitioners result in better patient care

There is an increasing focus on improving healthcare in order to ensure higher quality, greater access and better value for money. For employers, continued staff development can help to reach these goals when a challenging future lies ahead. Aging populations, growing demand for services and rising costs can be problematic, making staff training and career development essential for enhancing patient outcomes.

 

New technology is changing the face of healthcare

A Europe-wide study conducted by EIT Health and McKinsey & Company reveals that it’s essential to embrace the transformative potential of technology through upskilling. Basics digital skills, biomedical and data science, plus the fundamentals of genomics will be critical for the future of healthcare. Therefore, getting hands-on work experience is vital if healthcare workers are to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements.

Our course is largely work-based, allowing students to develop advanced skills and experience in their chosen specialist areas.


Our Advanced Clinical Practice course is flexible

Because our programme is flexible, it can fit in with your existing commitments, providing peace of mind for your employer. The course is supported by Health Education England (which oversees Postgraduate medical education with a responsibility for over 7,000 trainees) as well as employing NHS trusts. For students, this means getting a job will be easy once you complete the training. Our dedicated Employability Team will also be on hand to support you as you transition back into the workplace, ensuring you are on the right path to success.


To find out more about enrolling in January 2021, head over to our MSc Advanced Clinical Practice course page for details. At the University of Bolton, we put students’ needs first and we pride ourselves on creating a fantastic university experience. In fact, we rank in the Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020), as well as in the Top 50 UK Universities in The Guardian University League Tables 2021.

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