Workforce Strategy and Planning

North West Stakeholder Forum

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.

School Age Pathway for Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions

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.

End of Life Care - Competence Based Workforce Planning

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.

Physiotherapy Spinal ‘Drop-in’ Service

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.

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