The NHS is missing out on an estimated £170m a year of funding for staff training and development, because it does not make full use of the money available to it through the apprenticeship levy.

But it need not be like that. An HSJ webinar looked at how organisations can increase their use of this money and at the same time offer managers opportunities to develop their careers.

The webinar, sponsored by Corndel, brought together experts from different organisations to talk about how they have tackled the issue of unspent levy funds and found solutions which have helped their organisation.

On the panel were Becky Hogan, talent and learning director at Bupa Global and UK, which has successfully used levy money across the organisation, Caroline Waterfield, director of development and employment at NHS Employers; Clare Aspden, apprenticeship lead University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust, and James Kelly, co-founder of Corndel. HSJ’s workforce senior correspondent Annabelle Collins chaired the event.

The panel explored the role additional training and coaching opportunities can play in bolstering managers’ morale after a difficult year, how apprenticeship levy money can be used to support this and what the benefits are for organisations in investing in this.

The HSJ webinar was held on Thursday 15 October at 10.30am and is free to view. 

The free webinar can now be watched here.