Results of a survey of NHS Breast Screening Programme units and radiology departments from the Royal College of Radiologists
Workforce Strategy and Planning
Lancashire and South Cumbria Change Programme:
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This consultation invites responses on proposed changes to HSCIC Statistics over the next three years. This is your opportunity to tell us what matters to you and help us understand how we can make the changes we need to with as little disruption to your work as possible.http://www.hscic.gov.uk/article/7041
The North West Stakeholder Forum focussed on the implications for healthcare education following the recent announcements on the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR). As part of the settlement, HEE will no longer be responsible for commissioning non-medical education after this year’s commissioning round.
A multi-agency group led by Stockport’s Children and Young People’s Disability Partnership came together to improve service provision for school age children with autism. They established a multi-agency assessment and diagnostic team which allows staff working in mainstream placements to access services efficiently and be involved in the work up, with families they know.
Reviewing the approach of in-patient physiotherapist services across all hospital sites at Pennine Acute, and in collaboration with the Department of Health’s Emergency Care Intensive Support Team (ECIST) this project took a cross-site approach to improve patient flow and experience.
Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) in North Lancashire collaborated with Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust, including Clifton and Rossall Hospital and the Stroke Association to provide enhanced therapy using computer technology to improve recovery potential by increasing patient access.
Knowsley Health and Wellbeing brings together NHS Knowsley with Knowsley Borough Council Directorate of Wellbeing Services (adult social care; leisure and cultural services). The organisation has pursued competence based workforce planning for the End of Life and Long Term Conditions Care Pathways. It has developed models identifying workforce competences and structures required to deliver End of Life and Long Term Conditions care.
This re-designed and enhanced drop-in service was introduced by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust to improve access and quality of service for patients with low back pain. The service is run by experienced physiotherapists who offer early assessment advice and reassurance. Waiting times are now minimal, duplicate referrals and unnecessary diagnostics have been vastly reduced, and patient outcomes are good with improved productivity.
Health Education North West is responsible for the education, training and continuing personal development (CPD) of every member of NHS staff, and recruiting for values in the North West.