The Five Year Forward View calls for a radical upgrade in prevention and public health. There is a challenge though in understanding how and what healthcare learners are currently taught with regards to public health knowledge and skills. Therefore Health Education England (working across the North West) has developed a toolkit to allow programme leads for healthcare education programmes to consider, identify and map how their programmes evidence public health education knowledge and skills acquisition.
The 'Train-The-Simulated Patient' (2TSP) programme features a blended learning package featuring an e-learning course and face-to-face workshop. The e-learning course integrates digital media, scenarios, learning activities and reflective exercises, which are completed prior to workshop attendance. The workshop focuses on the practical elements of SP development; role portrayal and feedback. It includes performing arts techniques; thought tracking, observation, motivation and emotional memory.
The North West Population Health & Prevention Network www.nwcpwd.nhs.uk/nwphpn is now live and actively recruiting members. Please see below a brief summary about the network and how to join and attached you will find a short ‘join us’ briefing and a more comprehensive briefing summary.
The NHS turned 68 on 5th July.
You can discover the history of the NHS through NHS Choices:
The Nuffield Trust have also created a timeline of NHS reform:
Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH), with support from NHS England, has launched an e-learning programme for healthcare professionals to help increase understanding of the armed forces population and facilitate improved care and treatment. The programme is split across three areas of NHS care for current serving personnel, the families of serving personnel and veterans, and for veterans.The e-learning programme is designed to highlight both the similarities and differences to allow healthcare personnel to understand the context of military life and how to appropr
University of West London are running three day Introduction to Workforce Planning courses from the West London campus from 20, 21, 22 September 2016 and Reading campus from 13, 14, 15 February 2017.
For further information and an online application form visit:
University of West London are having a Safer Staffing Workshop on 13 Sept 2016
The Government is committed to increasing the growth of apprenticeships as a viable and significant option for developing skills and employment opportunities. There is a commitment to achieve 3 million apprenticeship starts in the UK economy by 2020 and to facilitate this there are major changes in apprenticeship national policy and the introduction of some significant reforms.
Briefly these are
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
Lancashire and South Cumbria Change Programme:
New name, same commitment
This briefing is to keep colleagues up to date about progress being made under the banner of Lancashire and South Cumbria Change Programme. We hope it is useful and welcome your questions on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01253 951630. Please get in touch if you need more information.