Demand for healthcare training could be set to rocket after a new report from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) forecasts massive demand for healthcare workers due to an ageing population and the average age of workers in the sector being between 50 – 64 years of age.
Further investment and training is needed, the report urges, to help train the next generation of healthcare workers. Private firms can help achieve this, while new technologies such as training courses delivered via devices such as tablets and smartphones could enable learning to be delivered remotely at a pace that suits the learner.
The Assistant Director at UKCES, Vicki Belt, said: “These findings demonstrate the dramatic extent of this need – health and social care is already the largest sector in the UK, yet to meet the rising need for care we will need to see a 50% increase in the number of people working in these fields.”
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