Tools & Resources

Placement Retention

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:

Development of an Accelerated Post-Registration Nursing Programme: from RN Adult to RN Child nursing

The initiative arose from the identification of a workforce development need in the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH), part of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT). CMFT secured funding, in August 2015, from Health Education England (HEE) working across the North West in conjunction with the University of Salford to co-design, pilot and evaluate a curriculum and commissioning specification for a 12 month Accelerated Children and Young People’s (CYP) Programme.

A quick overview of 'Workforce Generations' Infographic

This simple infographic explains the ‘workforce generations’ you may have heard described in the news. Who are Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials and Digital Natives?

This quick visual explains roughly which years each generation belongs to, the other names associated with each group, some key cultural and technological events from those years, the number they represent in the NHS workforce and some of their learning characteristics as outlined in the ‘Mind the Gap’ report.

North West ESR BIG SIG: Tuesday 20th June 2017, Haydock Park

Tuesday 20th June 2017, Haydock Park

HEE working across the North West hosted the North West ESR BIG SIG (Special Interest Group) attended by over 80 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 agenda’s and presentations/updates given at the event.

Newly Qualified Nurses Employed in Primary Care - an Enhanced Training Practice (ETP) example

The Practice Nurse workforce is ageing with almost one in five General Practice Nurses (GPNs) aged 55 and over (GP Taskforce, 2014). In 2009, Buchan & Seccombe warned that the challenge of replacing those who retire will become a progressively prominent issue over the next few years. Notably, The General Practice Forward View (2016) cannot be delivered without sufficient recruitment and workforce expansion.

Liverpool Clinical Laboratories Traineeship Programme - Widening Participation in Action

A 'Learning Matters' awards 2017 Case Study.

The City of Liverpool and Merseyside Region has felt the impact over the last two decades of a loss of traditional apprenticeship and workforce supply routes with a consequential decline in vocational qualifications, which would have been made available to those in 16-24 year age range. The Liverpool City Region has seen increased unemployment with a subsequent increase in youngsters claiming job seekers allowance within this age range.

Dadly Does It

A 'Learning Matters' awards 2017 Case Study.

The core group is fathers with long-term histories of economic and social marginalisation. Many have experienced various childhood traumas, with associated complex and difficult family relationships and poor educational experiences.

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