Case Study

Student Engagement Forum

At Bolton NHS Foundation Trust the students’ voice matters and as such it is high on the pre-registration team’s agenda.  The Trust has created a platform – Student Engagement Forum - for students to voice their views regarding issues that affect them.  The inaugural events were held in May and July 2016, the months when we had the highest numbers of students on placement at the Trust.

‘Better at Home’ - simulated learning for parents and carers

The ‘Better at Home’ project was introduced to support transition to home for technology dependent children with complex health care needs by providing training and support to parents and unpaid carers.

Many of these children require complex medical interventions including tracheostomy, gastrostomy and children who are ventilator dependent. There were three elements to the project:
•    WellChild Parent Trainer Role
•    ‘Better at Home’ Simulation Suite
•    eLearning materials

Enhancing Patient Safety through Multi-Disciplinary In Situ Simulation

In March 2015, the Simulation and Skills Centre team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTH) commenced a multi-disciplinary in situ simulation patient safety programme. The premise for the programme was to identify latent risk, system issues and human factors within all working environments, across the organisation, which can compromise patient safety. The priorities for the patient safety programme were to address high risk areas (clinical and non-clinical) and causes of incidents, complaints and risks. 

Validate your Care (V-Care) - Nursing Knowledge Assessment Tool 'Designed by nurses for nurses'

A 'Learning Matters' awards 2017 Case Study.

This eWIN Case Study looks at how Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust's e-Learning Team have designed Validate Your Care (V-Care), a one-stop evidence-based online learning portal for busy nurses. V-Care is designed to assess knowledge of fundamental nursing care of nurses working in acute adult care, and provide quality assurance to the public, patients and stakeholders that our nursing workforce is up-to-date, and practising caring and compassionate evidence-based care.

Cadaveric Surgical Skills Workshop

University Hospital of South Manchester (UHSM) has developed a simulated surgery workshop using a novel whole body fresh frozen cadaveric model to enhance the operative surgical training for the Core Surgical Trainees in a safe environment.UHSM piloted a series of Cadaveric Surgical Skills Workshops as a part of the Better Training Better Care (BTBC) programme initiative which aimed to develop sustainable and adoptable models to maximise learning opportunities in the time available for training.These multi-professional surgical workshops allow Core Surgical Trainees (CSTs) to develop skills

Preceptee experiences and the role of the Preceptorship Facilitator

This case study outlines the key findings and learning uncovered from an evaluation of the programme and the new role - the Preceptorship Facilitator (PF), to provide additional support. The study sought to determine whether the PF role provided additional support and helped Preceptees overcome challenges faced during the transition period. Any problems encountered are discussed with particular focus on the involvement of the PF to determine any positive benefits that emerged from the relationship.

The experience of a Preceptor participating in a Multi-professional Preceptorship Programme

Members of the Professional Development and Education Team at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) were involved in project work with Health Education England working across the North West and the University of Chester to review Preceptorship programmes in co-operation with North West NHS Trusts. Initial recommendations from this project included: “having a strategy to support and train Preceptors” and “defining strategic and operational roles and responsibilities for everybody” (see Appendix 1).

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