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Out of the picture: The Breaking Through programme – aimed at rootingout obstacles to career progress among black and minority ethnic staff – is being relaunched

Six of the best: Six national demonstrator sites are making good use of new Skills for Health tools that support the design and definition of workforce roles.

Try the human touch: Paula Hyde and Ruth Boaden look at how HR managers have an increasingly important role in boosting performance

In the line of the fire: Those who sign up for the Territorial Army are determined to strengthen skills such as leadership, initiative and communication – all management ideals.

Steve Onyett on a network with attitude: ‘Leadership development is about creating a social movement’

Franklin Oikelome and Ronny Flynn on the NHS equality record: The NHS is the largest single employer in theUK, employing over a million people. Since its inception, it has relied on a workforce with a high proportion of black and minority ethnic staff, many of whom were actively recruited in the 1950s and 1960s to pioneer the new health service after the Second World War. This has been an asset to an NHS which over 60 years has served an increasingly diverse population: around 10 per cent of theUKpopulation is now from a BME group.

Perfect match: The training of more junior staff has been neglected in the past. But an initiative that provides match-funding for investment in their skills is a big boost for those in bands 1-4, reports Stuart Shepherd

It’s all about the individual: This HSJ Award-winning training and quality development programme for educators teaches a thoroughly patient-centred approach. Stuart Shepherd is keen to learn more