Primary Care. As many people’s first point of contact with the NHS, around 90% of patient interaction is with primary care services. In Yorkshire and the Humber there are circa 800 GP practices. As well as doctor and nurse provision these practices are increasing the numbers of Health Care Assistants (HCA’s) they are employing. Read Kira's inspirational story providing a valuable role working in General Practice and the Primary Care Team.
A successful partnership has been developed between Jobcentre Plus (JCP), Bradford District Care Trust (BDCT) and Shipley College in order to support the recruitment of Healthcare Support Workers in Mental Health throughout Bradford and Airedale.
Apprenticeships in Healthcare ScienceApprenticeships in Healthcare Science is a regional innovative initiative created by Health Education Yorkshire to encourage NHS Trusts to use Apprenticeships as a way to develop new roles and to introduce skill mix within a number of different healthcare science disciplines and clinical skills facilities. Apprentice Matthew Carlisle is one of over 60 apprentices in the region who are working in many wide ranging science roles.
In October 2013, the Prime Minister announced a new £50 million Challenge Fund to help improve access to general practice and stimulate innovative ways of providing primary care services. The first wave of twenty pilots was announced in April 2014.Further funding of £100m for 2015/16 was announced by the Prime Minister on 30 September 2014 for a second wave.The attached document from January 2015 details some of the successful bids testing innovative ways of increasing access and delivering wider transformational change in general practice.
Pharmacy Workforce Development in the North West: ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2014This Report has been prepared for Health Education NW by Geoff Saunders, Programme Manager - Pharmacy Networks and Alison Pritchard, NW Lead for Pharmacy Support Staff Training. Development and has been approved by the NW PWDB.The annual report contains information on:
Thank you for visiting this webpage. It will be updated periodically from April 2015 onwards with relevant information to aid you in compiling your workforce plan submissions to HENW; as part of the Workforce Planning Cycle 2015/16 - for Commissions starting in 2017.In March 2015, Health Education North West (HENW) published it's 2014/15 Workforce Strategy and Plan (for commissions starting in 2016).
Thank You to those NHS Trusts who submitted intial data for (via the eWorkforce Portal Tool) on Tuesday 30th June 2015 - this will inform an initial direction of travel for the North West. The next step of the process is "Confirm and Challenge" and the documents on this page have been updated to provide guidance/hints and tips to ensure the submissions are of a high quality.Final deadline for completed / sign-off submission - Friday 17th July 2015Please see the attachments on the Right Hand Side of this page for guidance documentation for the 2015/16 Workforce Planning Round
The Welsh Government's prudently advancing practice awardThe team at Lancashire Teaching Trust introduced supplementary radiography non medical prescribing, and a system whereby cancer patients are reviewed by a specialist radiographer in a dedicated review clinic. Patients are now reviewed weekly, or more frequently if necessary, with an approach that will also take into account their psychosocial needs, thus providing a patient-centred, holistic consultation.
The horizon-scanning blogs and bulletins are an initiative from the LIHNN network of NHS libraries in North-West England. They are not a traditional current-awareness service but aim to highlight the latest developments, trends and technologies which will have an impact on practice in the future. This bulletin is compiled by John Gale, JET Library, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Workforce planning is about ensuring that the NHS has the people we need when we need them. With over 1000 different employers across the private, public and voluntary sectors employing 1.4m people in over 300 different types of jobs, workforce planning cannot be the sole responsibility of individual organisations.Download Workforce planning guidance 2015/16 from Health Education England.