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Employers skill survey : case study : health and social care

Brown, Alan and Green, Anne and Pitcher, Jane and Simm, Claire, Department for Education and Employment (DFEE), corp creator. (2000) Employers skill survey : case study : health and social care. [ Employers Skill Survey ; SKT 35 ]

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Abstract

"This report examines the relationship between service delivery strategies and processes, and the deployment of skills, recruitment problems and skill gaps within selected sub-sectors of health and social care. The sub-sectors within health are physiotherapy and radiography. Within social care the focus is on care of the elderly (both residential and domiciliary care). Although subject to similar drivers and associated pressures, the two sub-sectors of health and social care display markedly different characteristics, particularly in terms of service delivery strategies, qualification frameworks and utilisation of skills. In simple terms, the health and social care subsectors considered within this report may be thought of as being situated at opposite poles of the ‘skills spectrum’: with radiography and physiotherapy characterised by high level skills, while care of the elderly is traditionally associated with low level skills. Hence, the two sub-sectors are discussed separately throughout this report. The greater complexity and range of skills required in the two health sub-sectors is reflected in the comparative length of the two sections of the report" - page 9.

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: Department for Education and Employment
Series Name: Employers Skill Survey ; SKT 35
Depositing User: lscback
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2011 11:39
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2012 09:00
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/4340
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