MDT Placement WorkshopsThe workplace MDT workshops are open to final year health and social care students on placement in Yorkshire and Humber and aim to develop understandings about professional roles and team working. Since 2005, 335 workshops have been delivered at local authority and NHS sites involving 2506 students from 13 different professions (involving the Universities of Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds and Leeds Beckett University).Student feedback continues to be positive with workshop format and content still regarded highly (see full report and appendices for further det
Health & Social Care
Health Education England’s Mandate recognises the importance of the Integrated Care agenda, with a commitment to work closely with the Health and Social Care sector on workforce planning / modelling, training and development to ensure a workforce that is responsive to the changing models of care now and in the future.
Skills for Care has worked in partnership with Skills for Health to develop Common Core Principles for three areas that are critical to service delivery across health and social care sectors. These include; Self Care, End of Life Care and Dementia.
Skills for Care has worked in partnership with Skills for Health to develop a range of resources that will support employers, organisations and staff to better support carers. These resources are based upon a set of Common Core Principles for working with carers, which describe the behaviours that carers would like to see when professionals are working with them, and provide a foundation for good practice and a benchmark for training. They also provide a unifying set of standards, which all those who deliver training can use.
The End of Life Care Strategy: Promoting high quality care for all adults at the end of life, sets out the overarching aims to achieve a step change in improving quality of care at end of life.
This Hot Topic gives an overview of the personalisation agenda, in relation to adult social care, and provides links to resources which can be used by workforce colleagues who are involved in this agenda.
The Central and Eastern Cheshire End of Life Care (EoLC) Service Model was designed to facilitate a seamless, collaborative approach to leading and facilitating education and best practice in EoLC across Central and Eastern Cheshire. Its key objective is to improve the experience of care for patients, families and care workers. This has also led to significant cost savings, helped secure future funding and has had a real impact on the workforce in regards to training opportunities.
In 2009 a professional mental health network was set up for the Blackburn with Darwen area, which is very unique in that it is exclusively for mental health professionals from across all sectors, and has a specialism around BME. It allows different organisations to share information, combine resources and undertake joint projects to improve signposting to mental health and mainstream services and has approximately 280 members who can drop in an out as necessary.
The aim of the Merseyside Personal Health Budgets (PHB) pilot was to help the Department of Health evaluate Personal Health Budgets, which can be used to purchase goods and services to help individuals achieve their agreed health outcomes.
The Lancashire LINk carried out research with service users and their carers within Lancashire on their experiences and perceptions of domiciliary care services, in collaboration with Lancashire County Council, who monitor the contracts for domiciliary care agencies. The project ran over a six-month timescale, from February 2010 to September 2010 and this case study summarises the resulting report.