Transversal Skills – Survey report

26 April, 2018

Transversal skills in person-centred care – how are they used in practice?

In November 2017 Skills for Health used a survey to ask Nurses, Senior Healthcare Support Workers, healthcare practice teachers and HEI tutors delivering vocational healthcare learning to say how they used transversal skills in their work.

Skills are ‘transversal’ when they ‘cut across’ work roles, and (in healthcare for example) are used alongside specific technical or clinical skills associated with different health occupations, at all levels. For example, ‘gathering evidence to assist in obtaining a client history’ could involve reading, writing and data analysis, as well as different forms of communication with a patient and carers.

You can now see a full report of this survey here.