Health Education North West

The experience of a Preceptor participating in a Multi-professional Preceptorship Programme

Members of the Professional Development and Education Team at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) were involved in project work with Health Education England working across the North West and the University of Chester to review Preceptorship programmes in co-operation with North West NHS Trusts. Initial recommendations from this project included: “having a strategy to support and train Preceptors” and “defining strategic and operational roles and responsibilities for everybody” (see Appendix 1).

Train the Simulated Patient (2TSP) Education Resources

The 'Train-The-Simulated Patient' (2TSP) programme features a blended learning package featuring an e-learning course and face-to-face workshop. The e-learning course integrates digital media, scenarios, learning activities and reflective exercises, which are completed prior to workshop attendance. The workshop focuses on the practical elements of SP development; role portrayal and feedback. It includes performing arts techniques; thought tracking, observation, motivation and emotional memory.

Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs)

This eWIN Hot Topic gives a brief introduction to Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs).In October 2014 NHS England published the ‘NHS Five Year Forward View’ which set out a ‘vision for the future based around seven new models of care’. The document emphasised three areas for action; widening gaps in the health of the population, quality of care and the funding of services.In December 2015 leaders of national health and care bodies in England announced they had outlined steps that would help organisations plan for the coming 6 years.

Getting Ready for the Levy

The Government is committed to increasing the growth of apprenticeships as a viable and significant option for developing skills and employment opportunities.  There is a commitment to achieve 3 million apprenticeship starts in the UK economy by 2020 and to facilitate this there are major changes in apprenticeship national policy and the introduction of some significant reforms.

Briefly these are

Placement Retention

Health Education England identifies the need to improve retention in commissioned pre-registration courses. Research locally and nationally indicates the importance of the placement experience in reducing attrition. The North West is home to a wide range of good practice in this area and this page hosts examples of some of the great work from both the HEI and service provider partners. 

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North West Stakeholder Forum

The North West Stakeholder Forum focussed on the implications for healthcare education following the recent announcements on the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR). As part of the settlement, HEE will no longer be responsible for commissioning non-medical education after this year’s commissioning round.

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