The Clinical Placement Expansion Project started at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) in March 2021. The Trusts put forward a bid to Health Education England (HEE) for involvement in developing and expanding placement capacity across Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), Nursing and Midwifery by using digital solutions. The Trust have been successful in receiving the funding from HEE and the main aim of the project was to purchase four mixed reality headsets (HoloLens2).
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
As part of their workforce modernisation strategy East Lancashire NHS Trust (ELHT) has developed a number of advanced practitioner posts. These have been established in clinical areas where the organisation has identified a need for the role through workforce and business planning processes. Training requirements for the role include completion of a Masters in Advanced Practice as part of a two-year development programme.As with any new role there is a need to demonstrate the impact of the role to colleagues and commissioners.