This Hot Topic provides an overview of the levels of NHS apprenticeships available in the North West, a background to the programme and the benefits to organisations and individuals by supporting apprentices.
The NHS Bursary Scheme is established to provide support for a range of students studying professional healthcare programmes. The Scheme is composed of several elements: Contribution to tuition fee (for courses leading to professional registration as a doctor or dentist)Maintenance award (known as a bursary)Additional allowances including where applicable:
The Education Outcomes Framework (EOF) is a framework, which applies to the healthcare system as a whole and is intended to measure progress in improvements in education, training and workforce development and the consequential impact on the quality and safety of services for patients.
This case study explores the work undertaken by 5BP to develop managers and leaders at the Trust, ensuring that development is aligned to the Trust’s strategic objectives. In early 2009, the Trust developed a Leadership Development Framework, including leadership competences and leadership and management development programmes. The activity has enabled the Trust to align leadership development to the pursuit of Trust objectives, and has attracted considerable interest from both clinical and non-clinical staff in the Trust.
Release is a programme that was designed to recognise and develop talent amongst managerial and clinical staff at Band 7 and above at Trafford Provider Services (TPS), the provider unit of NHS Trafford, between April 2009 and June 2010. Its purpose was to develop people and give them the confidence to lead, by giving them the opportunity to undertake projects that could initiate change.
In 2010 NHS Cumbria looked at its internal talent management strategy and identified that there was a need to support Band 7 staff, to help them to progress into senior manager roles. As a result a Management Development Programme was developed in order to support talented staff, and six employees from both clinical and managerial backgrounds were recruited as cohorts. This enabled individuals to undergo significant personal development and contributed to improved service delivery.
Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a learning disability Trust which since 2002 has implemented several vocational training packages around learning disabilities and also literacy and numeracy, in order to help staff improve the quality of service delivery, and also to assist staff in progressing along the NHS Careers Framework. As a result 51 members of staff have been promoted by at least one band, with 29 even going on to undertake nurse training.
In September 2010, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT) commissioned an innovative Appreciative Leadership programme to underpin an organisation-wide culture change programme. Fiona MacNeill Associates (FMA), an independent people development consultancy, was appointed to deliver the programme and the Trust ran a very successful pilot programme involving 50 delegates, from a range of different services, clinical and non-clinical roles and pay bands, prior to rolling out the programme across the Trust.
An established two-tier in-house Leadership & Management Development programme at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust supports the development of internal leadership talent as part of their Talent Management Strategy.
5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (5BP) is based in Warrington, Cheshire, and specialises in Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Community Services.The Trust set up a Service Users and Carers Presentation Skills Group in November 2010, composed of mental health service users and carers. Members of this group are given the opportunity to contribute to the Trust’s strategy for future care pathways and to critique and influence comprehensive training packages, before staff commence training. Thus their role has a major impact on the learning and development of staff.