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Evidence Champions

Supporting innovation and improvement by transforming the way in which evidence is applied in the commissioning of health and care services. A collaborative initiative between Innovation Agency (Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast) and CETAD, Lancaster University. The postgraduate programme is a unique, enhanced, evidence based approach to health and care services commissioning that aims to support a culture of innovation, improvement and transformation.

SNAP: Numeracy Assessment and Education

The Standardised Numeracy Assessment Process (SNAP) tool is a freely accessible web-based e-learning resource that was designed to assess and improve the confidence and competence of new and existing students and healthcare employees when dealing with numeracy and drug calculations. In April 2012 the SNAP team submitted a good practice case study to eWIN which captured the key outcomes and challenges faced by the project to date, as well as background information around how and why SNAP was developed.

Employment Progression Pathway

Skills for Health Academy North West have developed an Employment Progression Pathway (EPP) in order to provide six month post-programme support to anyone who has undertaken NHS and publically funded training programmes. The aim is to provide support for participants to successfully apply for vacancies within the North West health and care sector and the wider public sector, and to support organisations retain participants which ensures the consistent availability of applicants for band 1-4 posts.

Barriers to career development for black and minority eithnic NHS support workers

Since 2002 NHS North-West has provided support workers with the opportunity to undertake assistant practitioner training subject to available posts and success in the selection procedures. Although 25-30% of support workers identify as BME, their representation on the Trainee Assistant Practitioner programme is less than 2%.

Non-medical prescribing in radiotherapy

The Welsh Government's prudently advancing practice awardThe team at Lancashire Teaching Trust introduced supplementary radiography non medical prescribing, and a system whereby cancer patients are reviewed by a specialist radiographer in a dedicated review clinic. Patients are now reviewed weekly, or more frequently if necessary, with an approach that will also take into account their psychosocial needs, thus providing a patient-centred, holistic consultation.

Partnership Working to Deliver Workforce Qualifications

Lancaster University’s Centre for Training and Development (CETAD) has formed a partnership with local NHS Trusts, to create a mentorship qualification which can be delivered to a large range of health professionals, to help them to mentor trainees.This course has been well received by participants, and partnership working has cemented relationships between the university and local NHS Trusts.For more information, please contact;Tricia Kenny, Marketing Managert.kenny@lancaster.ac.uk01524 593 318

Training and Education for Domiciliary Care Staff in End of Life Care

Wirral Metropolitan College Health and Social Care team have produced a 2 day course “Introduction to the principles of End of Life Care” with support, help, advice from the Wirral End of Life Care facilitators and Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Network. To date 8 programmes have been delivered by college tutors to a total of 130 staff with very positive feedback from both the attendees and their managers. In almost all cases people attending the course feel they have increased confidence, skills and knowledge and most feel they will benefit from the training and apply it in practice. 

Health Education North West - The North West Local Education and Training Board

Local Education and Training Boards (LETBs) are part of the new education and training architecture, first introduced in Liberating the NHS: Developing the healthcare workforce - From design to delivery.The North West Local Education and Training Board, known as Health Education North West, is a collaboration between healthcare organisations and other partners in the region to ensure that they develop a highly skilled workforce capable of meeting the needs of patients today and in the future. Health Education North West will work through devolved arrangements with three Local Workforce and

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