Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to help improve the quality of care by ensuring our workforce has the right numbers skills, values, and behaviours to meet the needs of patients. HEE’s main way of achieving this goal has been the planning and development of the future workforce supply, through the investment of our dedicated £5bn budget on high quality education and training.
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
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) has always offered work experience for school and college age learners, but in addition, since March 2010 a staff volunteering programme has been in place, designed to help inspire young people and to open their eyes to the career opportunities in healthcare.This not only broadens their horizons but serves to nurture the next generation of NHS staff and gives existing staff the opportunity to mentor and support the learning of these young people, which can be a very rewarding experience.
Cumbria Lancs LWEG Papers 31/3/16
The government launched the Health Visitor Implementation Plan (HVIP) to strengthen the role of health visitors between 2011 and 2015. The Department of Health awarded funding to develop and implement a Commissioner Led Peer Review (CLPR) of this HVIP which aimed to develop a North of England (NoE) wide pool of knowledge, with the completion of a gap analysis, to assure delivery of health visiting services.
Welcome to this first edition of the stakeholder briefing for this project.This edition will introduce the project and the project team, and will be followed bi-monthly with an update on progress.This project is a piece of research to find ways of creating portfolio careers across the Lancashire health and social care economy that will help us to address existing and predicted workforce gaps.We want to encourage people to positively choose this area to work in, offer interesting and imaginative opportunities for staff and to provide the support needed to retain skills and capability locally
Primary Care. As many people’s first point of contact with the NHS, around 90% of patient interaction is with primary care services. In Yorkshire and the Humber there are circa 800 GP practices. As well as doctor and nurse provision these practices are increasing the numbers of Health Care Assistants (HCA’s) they are employing. Read Kira's inspirational story providing a valuable role working in General Practice and the Primary Care Team.
A successful partnership has been developed between Jobcentre Plus (JCP), Bradford District Care Trust (BDCT) and Shipley College in order to support the recruitment of Healthcare Support Workers in Mental Health throughout Bradford and Airedale.
Apprenticeships in Healthcare ScienceApprenticeships in Healthcare Science is a regional innovative initiative created by Health Education Yorkshire to encourage NHS Trusts to use Apprenticeships as a way to develop new roles and to introduce skill mix within a number of different healthcare science disciplines and clinical skills facilities. Apprentice Matthew Carlisle is one of over 60 apprentices in the region who are working in many wide ranging science roles.
A national vision and call to action for school nursing services has been recently published and the North West is investing in an implementationprogramme to support the partners involved in this work. The implementation programme is being led by the Child Health Development Programme and the North West Regional Youth Work Unit and wish to hear from all involved partners to explore their views, needs and support mechanisms they would like to see employed in this project. The project will last until the end of the year and will cover all North West areas.