This Bitesize Case Study briefly explains the development and implementation of a Mentor Toolkit designed to provide practical guidance for mentors to support students in practice who may be experiencing emotional distress and/or issues relating to their mental wellbeing. The study is mapped to HEE's Quality Standards and explains what the team set out to do, what the intervention was and the Key Outcomes and Lessons Learned.
Tools & Resources
In November 2015 the Government announced its commitment to increasing the growth of apprenticeships as a viable and significant option for developing skills and employment opportunities. The levy will be collected from today (6th April 2017). The Apprenticeship reforms are significant and will have major implications for NHS organisations, including:
This eWIN Case Study gives an overview of Transforming Learning Environments (TLE) events run in the North. Health Education England (HEE) working across the North West asked all Practice Education Facilitators (PEFs), Placement Development Managers (PDMs), Work Based Education Facilitators (WBEFs), and Skills for Health Academy North West to work collaboratively to transform the learning environment following an HEE event in 2015.
Tuesday 21st February 2017
HEE working across the North West hosted the North West ESR BIG SIG (Special Interest Group) attended by over 90 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 the presentations/updates given at the event.
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust invests heavily in a Quality Champions initiative and encourages staff of all levels to sign up and develop quality champion projects meaningful to their area of work and as a way of identifying improvements to service.
Health Education England identifies the need to improve retention in commissioned pre-registration courses. Research locally and nationally indicates the importance of the placement experience in reducing attrition. The North West is home to a wide range of good practice in this area and this page hosts examples of some of the great work from both the HEI and service provider partners.
Case studies in the series:
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
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.
Health Education North West (HENW)’s monitoring of the quality of education and training in all North West placement and education providers also provides valuable information about the quality of care in healthcare providers by identifying areas of concern which impact on patient safety or service delivery.
This eWIN case study looks at reducing placement attrition at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT).
Attrition within student nurses is a long-standing and well documented problem within the UK (Orton. S. 2011). For some nursing programmes the attrition rate can be as high as 50% (Lord Willis, 2015).