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).
Health Education North West
Health Education England (working across the North West) has collaborative relationships with the End of Life Care Strategic Clinical Networks within the North West to ensure the effective planning and use of resources to support the training and development of the local workforce in key end of life care issues.
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.
The North West Population Health & Prevention Network www.nwcpwd.nhs.uk/nwphpn is now live and actively recruiting members. Please see below a brief summary about the network and how to join and attached you will find a short ‘join us’ briefing and a more comprehensive briefing summary.
The NHS turned 68 on 5th July.
You can discover the history of the NHS through NHS Choices:
The Nuffield Trust have also created a timeline of NHS reform:
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.
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
Health Education England (working across the North West) has supported the setup of five Career Engagement Hubs, with a Hub being available within each sub region of the North West. The purpose of these hubs are
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.
Case studies in the series:
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.