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Sector insights: Skills and performance challenges in the health and social care sector

This report examines skills and performance challenges facing the health and social care sector. It provides a synthesis of evidence on the sector outlook, identifies major trends affecting skills demand, investigates employer perceptions of skills challenges facing specific occupations, and investigates employer awareness of, engagement with and interest in National Occupational Standards. The study focuses on five key occupations in the sector: care assistants, care home managers and proprietors, medical professionals, physiotherapists and nursing auxiliaries.