This paper sets out how Health Education North West (HENW) has engaged with stakeholders to assess the potential value and relevance of the Care Certificate in a variety of learning environments. Recommendations and risk management issues have been identified for consideration by the national project team to inform the next stage development of and implementation requirements for the wider roll out of the Care Certificate from April 2015.
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On the evening of 5 June, in glorious surrounds, Manchester Museum hosted the North West’s regional award ceremony to mark Adult Learners’ Week.Hundreds of people came together to hear the inspirational stories of adults who have been transformed by their learning experiences and the impact this learning has had on others.Health Education North West is celebrating and promoting the national learning campaign Adult Learners Week in 2014 through a series of health and social care awards because we know learning is good for people and organisations and We Care About People Who Care.
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.
Fiona Johnstone, Director of Public Health at Wirral Council presented an overview of Champs Public Health Collaborative and an overview of Cheshire and Merseyside Intelligence Network at the Cheshire and Warrington Research and Intelligence Collaborative (CWRIC) Conference.The CWRIC work stream forms part of the wider Public Service Transformation ‘Enabling Programme’ which includes a number of themed activities that are intended to create the right conditions to drive transformation across the sub-region.Fiona delivered a presentation to delegates giving an overview of Champs Public Healt
Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Clinical Network's (CMSCN) strategic vision is to improve the health & wellbeing of our population through collaborative working.'The Cheshire & Merseyside Strategic Clinical Networks – Final Work Plan 2014-2016' sets out the work plans and priorities for the following domains and details aims/objectives, deliverables, timescales, measures of success and strategic context:
The 2014 workforce census achieved a 95% response rate and provides a snapshot of the size and shape of the IAPT workforce at April 2014 in England.The 2014 Census was undertaken because there is currently no national data collection of IAPT practitioners by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.The IAPT team defined the workforce categories to facilitate accurate data collection and to reduce any ambiguities which had been known to impact upon the accuracy of returns in 2012.
This toolkit is primarily intended for those working in OD practitioner roles, such as Head of OD or OD Advisors, but will also be of use to those in other roles, such as;
The Healthy Minds Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust has developed a pilot project to improve attendance at group therapy sessions by using Florence telehealth application (FLO) to text patients with reminders and prompts to help them manage their recovery. FLO is a text messaging service which uses a protocol that can be tailored to the specific needs and requirements of patients.
The briefing sets out the background and key messages for what devolution may mean.