National Occupational Standards for Assistive Technologies

PRESS RELEASE FROM SKILLS FOR HEALTH

Skills for Health is undertaking a project to review the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for working with Assistive Technologies in healthcare. Skills for Health previously developed a small number of competences related to the assessment, planning and installation of assistive technology. These now need to be reviewed and any new NOS for additional functions now undertaken are to be developed.

Assistive Technologies are used in health to support individuals with long-term conditions and other healthcare needs. The use of Assistive Technologies in healthcare is a growing area of service provision with an increasing focus on healthcare delivered in individuals’ own homes and therefore millions of individuals potentially benefitting from the use of assistive technologies.

The project Working Group will be revising the standards over the summer months and a wider public consultation will be held in September.

For further information about the consultation and to be placed on the mailing list for this project, please email competences@skillsforhealth.org.uk