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IMG_2579NMDS-SC gets a new name

You’ll know we’re currently developing a new NMDS-SC service.  This year our account holders will see what this new service looks like and be able to use it. 

Part of this makeover is that the new service gets a new name, so we’ve consulted with users and the new name will be ‘Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set’.

A big thanks to everyone who’s helped us so far on this journey and we’ll keep you updated. 

We're developing the new service using Agile working.

 

 

Magnifying glass and mapExplore workforce data at local authority level

To help you see, understand and explore our workforce data at a local authority level we've introduced a new interactive tool.   

You can select any of eighteen workforce characteristics and compare them between local authority areas. 

 

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AMHP thumbnailNew: The Approved Mental Health Professional workforce

Skills for Care has worked closely with the Department of Health and Social Care and the AMHP Network to gain a better understanding of this key job role.  Key findings include:

  • An estimated 3,900 approved AMHPs in England
  • 95% of AMHPs are Social Workers
  • Two thirds of AMHPs combine their AMHP role with a substantive role e.g. Social Worker
  • An estimated 30% of AMHPs are aged 55 or over

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In the media

Independent:  Brexit will be a disaster for the social care sector 

Our workforce figures are being used extensively at the moment - particularly vacancy rates and jobs. 

 

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House of Commons, Public Accounts Committee report 'The adult social care workforce in England' 

Our data has recently informed a report and subsequent debate in the into the adult social care workforce in England which warns urgent action is required to reverse care work's poor public image and boost recruitment and retention.  

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Press briefing updated

Our new quarterly briefing brings together the latest adult social care figures, organised in a way that's easy to cite and use.

The briefing has been designed for and with journalists.

We want to hear from you if you think we can improve it. Please email Paul Clarke, Media and Public Affairs Manager with any feedback. 

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Latest workforce intelligence news

Skills for Care publishes latest workforce figures

Description
The adult social care sector employs 1.47 million people. Skills for Care has published two workforce reports presenting a detailed overview of the adult social care workforce in England. The 'State of' and 'Size of' offer a comprehensive breakdown and analysis of the 1.47 million strong workforce by age, gender, location, pay and organisation type.
Date:
Monday 24 September 2018

NMDS-SC 2 discovery report executive summary published

Description
Lagom Strategy engaged with users and stakeholders about a new version of the NMDS-SC service. The findings and recommendations have been put together in an executive summary which has now been published.
Date:
Tuesday 15 May 2018

Launch of "new-look" workforce intelligence web pages

Description
Skills for Care launches "new-look" workforce intelligence web pages.
Date:
Monday 15 January 2018

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Our latest blogs

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NMDS-SC 2 - the story so far

NMDS-SC 2 - the story so far

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Article
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We know most people are very pleased that the current 10 year old system is being updated. Many of you have been asking about progress and how it all works so here's a brief update.
A picture tells a thousand words

A picture tells a thousand words

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Description
Dave Griffiths leads our workforce intelligence analysis team at Skills for Care. In his latest blog he talks about a new tool called Tableau which is now on our website and allows visitors an opportunity to easily and intuitively explore our workforce data using maps and graphs.
Monitoring the performance of your service

Monitoring the performance of your service

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Article
Description
Lee Stribling, Project Manager for NMDS-SC Implementation, looks at how registered managers can use their NMDS-SC account to monitor the performance of their service.

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Telling the story of social care

We interviewed David Brindle, Social Care Editor at the Guardian about the impact of our work for journalists in the sector and the opportunities that our data offers them.

'Before NMDS-SC, we didn’t know how many people worked in social care. We had no reliable figures for the size of the sector, which is
clearly terribly important if you’re saying this is an important sector,
this deserves more funding, more policy attention'. 

 

Access the latest briefing for journalists here 

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