The Assistant Practitioner (AP) role was introduced more than a decade ago to address a skills shortage within the health and social care workforce. The AP is a “higher level support worker who compliments the registered staff and transcends traditional boundaries of care” (Skills for Health, 2009).
The Population Health and Prevention Network are delighted to invite you to attend their conference, ‘Building capacity and capability to deliver population health and prevention agendas: Health Education England’s role in prevention’ on Wednesday 7th March 2018 at the Queens Hotel, Leeds.
The objectives of the conference are to:
This BiteSize Case study focuses on an ETP model in the North West of England which allowed for the enhancement of student opportunities in Primary Care.
Key Outcomes included:
This simple infographic explains the ‘workforce generations’ you may have heard described in the news. Who are Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials and Digital Natives?
This quick visual explains roughly which years each generation belongs to, the other names associated with each group, some key cultural and technological events from those years, the number they represent in the NHS workforce and some of their learning characteristics as outlined in the ‘Mind the Gap’ report.
Tuesday 20th June 2017, Haydock Park
HEE working across the North West hosted the North West ESR BIG SIG (Special Interest Group) attended by over 80 representatives from NHS Trusts in the North West. The NW ESR BIG SIG combines national and North West ESR updates with special interest groups for OLM (Online Learning Management), Self-Service, HR, Reporting, Finance & Payroll.
Please see below the links to access agenda’s and presentations/updates given at the event.
The Practice Nurse workforce is ageing with almost one in five General Practice Nurses (GPNs) aged 55 and over (GP Taskforce, 2014). In 2009, Buchan & Seccombe warned that the challenge of replacing those who retire will become a progressively prominent issue over the next few years. Notably, The General Practice Forward View (2016) cannot be delivered without sufficient recruitment and workforce expansion.
Health Education England (working across the North West) has supported the setup of five Career Engagement Hubs, with a Hub being available within each sub region of the North West. The purpose of these hubs are
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.
Following a survey of Trainee Assistant Practitioners and their mentors across the North West, the Work-Based Education Facilitator (WBEF) Network has launched a guide to support learner development in the practice setting.
The Student and Mentor Practice Guide has been developed and shared with Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The guide reflects the requirements and processes in place across the various universities and is relevant to TAPs within health, social care, independent, and voluntary organisations.
The Workforce Transformation Team at Health Education North West are developing a series of posters showcasing local examples of successful workforce transformation, in partnership with North West providers.The posters show how North West providers are developing their workforce to have: