Health & Social Care

North West Adult Learners Week Awards for Health and Social Care 2014

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.

Inspirational Story: Healthcare Apprenticeships in GP practices

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. 

Champs Public Health Collaborative

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 Networks Work Plan

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:

2014 Adult IAPT Workforce Census Report

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.

Go with the FLO - Using FLO as an interactive information tool

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.

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