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Essex Excellence Centre

The National Skills Academy for Health's Essex Excellence Centre is hosted by The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust. As the regional hub, we are developing strong collaborations between training providers and healthcare employers from the public, independent and voluntary sectors to design and deliver new learning resources for healthcare support staff, share training expertise and make best use of skills development facilities.

Regional Advisory Group meetings

  • 17 November 2016

The Essex Regional Advisory Group is made up of key personnel from the employers that are part of the Employer Partner network. The Regional Advisory Group supports and advises on the implementation and ongoing development of the Excellence Centre. The members of the group are able to inform and advise on local issues that may be pertinent to identifying the training needs in the local area. They also help build the network and liaise with the National Advisory Group.

Regional news and case studies

  • Quality Mark success for Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Congratulations to Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTUH) and South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, the latest Essex Excellence Centre employer partners to be awarded the Skills for Health Quality Mark.

Julie Snow, Head of Learning and Organisational Development at BTUH, said “I am very proud of the team for this achievement. The Quality Mark recognises the high calibre learning and development opportunities delivered to the staff at BTUH and showcases a nationally recognised standard of learning which we are be proud to be part of.”

  • Essex Excellence Centre launch event

Essex Excellence Centre

(Above) Staff from The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust and the National Skills Academy for Health join local healthcare employers at the formal launch of the Essex Excellence Centre. The launch took place at the National Skills Academy for Health 'Working Together' conference held on 17 November 2015.

Essex Excellence Centre online forum

One of the benefits of joining our Employer Partner programme is exclusive access to the Academy's online Knowledge Exchange. The website contains news, articles, research and curated resources specific to learning and development and also hosts a private forum for Essex Excellence Centre to use for project work, discussions etc. To access the forum, log on to the Knowledge Exchange website and select Forum from the main menu.

Contact information

For further information about the Essex Excellence Centre, please contact the Network Services Manager, Lynn Atkin, by calling 07768 235629 or via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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