Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists work with reablement staff, social services and discharge facilitators. The team works over 7 days from 08:30-16:30 and 8.00- 16.00 at a weekend, with patients of any age, but predominantly frail older people. The team covers: Acute Medical Unit (AMU - 56 beds), Clinical Decision Unit (CDU - 12 beds) the Emergency Department. Part of the AHPs working differently case study series.
Redesigned the way the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy teams work together to become more integrated. Changed referral mechanism and introduced a joint prioritisation tool. Part of the AHPs working differently case study series
Benefits identified: Increased plain imaging and nuclear medicine, and procedures.This study is part of the AHPs working differently series.
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 Education Outcomes Framework (EOF) is a framework, which applies to the healthcare system as a whole and is intended to measure progress in improvements in education, training and workforce development and the consequential impact on the quality and safety of services for patients.
A new NHS Centre for Professional Workforce Development (CPWD) has been established in the North West with the support of NHS North West to provide a single point of access to 30,000 healthcare staff across the 60 professions of Healthcare Science, Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions.
NHS Bradford and Airedale identified a need to employ more disabled people. The Every Body Matters project is the way they responded to this need. The project was developed by the trust in conjunction with Arthritis Care. It was a one-day positive action course aimed at disabled people who had applied for a position at the trust but had been unsuccessful. Three of these courses were held in 2009 and then independently evaluated.
Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a learning disability Trust which since 2002 has implemented several vocational training packages around learning disabilities and also literacy and numeracy, in order to help staff improve the quality of service delivery, and also to assist staff in progressing along the NHS Careers Framework. As a result 51 members of staff have been promoted by at least one band, with 29 even going on to undertake nurse training.
The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) has recently developed a single monthly workforce information dashboard, both at Trust level and for each service line, to enable the effective use of workforce information across the Trust. This dashboard was developed in response to internal audit reports, which identified that improvements were required across the Trust for the reporting of performance metrics, of which workforce information was one element.
Lancashire Care Foundation Trust has adopted the innovative practice of agile working, to help its workforce become more flexible, so that people can work from various locations.This has included redesigning the office layout to make it more light and airy, aiming to become a paperless office, and putting in place the necessary tools for flexible working. This has led to increased effectiveness, reduced costs, better use of technology and better quality of life for staff.