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  • 5 Minutes With… Rob Hughes, Careshield

    In the latest instalment of our care industry executive interview series, we spoke to Rob Hughes, Head of Sales at Careshield, about his company, market opportunities, challenges and the latest box sets…

    Tell us about your company, products and services.

    Careshield are market leaders in the development and delivery of technology enabled solutions to support the upskilling of staff. We work with clients, large and small to enable them to recruit, train, upskill and manage staff.

    What have been the biggest challenges the Care industry has faced over the past 12 months?

    Support funding for staff learning and development and access to it. The sector needs to reduce staff turnover and develop learning continuity.

    And what have been the biggest opportunities? Expanding the impact and scope of digital technologies.

    What is the biggest priority for the Care industry in 2020? Extracting itself from the health agenda and achieving parity.

    What are the main trends you are expecting to see in the market in 2020?

    The growth of service specialisms.

    What technology is going to have the biggest impact on the market this coming year?

    Combined surveillance and control technologies.

    In 2025 we’ll all be talking about…?

    AI Impacts.

    Which person in, or associated with, the Care industry would you most like to meet?

    Matt Hancock.

    What’s the most surprising thing you’ve learnt about the Care sector?

    The extent to which it is systematically overlooked by government.

    You go to the bar at the Care Forum – what’s your tipple of choice?

    Single Malt.

    What’s the most exciting thing about your job? Impacting care outcomes through learning development

    And what’s the most challenging?

    Staying ahead of the change.

    What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

    Take your jacket off or you won’t feel the benefit.

    Succession or Stranger Things?

    Stranger Things.



    Stuart O'Brien

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