Allied Health Profession (AHP) services are often perceived as being Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm services. Anecdotally there is evidence that services have already undergone modernisation and have moved away from this model; however there is limited evidence to support this. There is also the perception that AHPs are managed and delivered in professional silos. Again anecdotal evidence is that AHPs are working in inter and multi-professional teams, but little evidence is available to support this view.
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Health Education England’s Mandate recognises the importance of the Integrated Care agenda, with a commitment to work closely with the Health and Social Care sector on workforce planning / modelling, training and development to ensure a workforce that is responsive to the changing models of care now and in the future.
HENW and the University of Chester hosted a conference on understanding and building preceptorship in North West healthcare organisations. The day presented emerging research on the picture of current preceptorship offers and showcased best practice from a number of Trusts leading the way in developing and delivering first class programmes.HENW introduced information from the national work on this area and a group discussion brought together ideas on how we can forward best practice across the region.
Health Education North West hosted an event on the 30th September 2015 to explore the evidence base and good practice on the impact of placement experience on student retention on their course of study. Presentations and workshops provided a wealth of intelligence into the planning of the next steps on this agenda. Copies of the agenda and presentations are linked to the page. Further information on next steps will also be published on this page when they have been finalised.
MDT Placement WorkshopsThe workplace MDT workshops are open to final year health and social care students on placement in Yorkshire and Humber and aim to develop understandings about professional roles and team working. Since 2005, 335 workshops have been delivered at local authority and NHS sites involving 2506 students from 13 different professions (involving the Universities of Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds and Leeds Beckett University).Student feedback continues to be positive with workshop format and content still regarded highly (see full report and appendices for further det
Benefits identified: Increased plain imaging and nuclear medicine, and procedures.This study is part of the AHPs working differently series.
This document presents a Resilience Framework to help organisations support their health visitors and foster their resilience in the workplace.The purpose of this framework is to continue to develop, support and retain resilient, compassionate health visitors thereby improving health outcomes and experiences for children and families.This Resilience Framework is an innovative toolkit which can be applied to other professions and at organisational, team and individual level and to other professional groups.
Redesigned the way the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy teams work together to become more integrated. Changed referral mechanism and introduced a joint prioritisation tool. Part of the AHPs working differently case study series
Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists work with reablement staff, social services and discharge facilitators. The team works over 7 days from 08:30-16:30 and 8.00- 16.00 at a weekend, with patients of any age, but predominantly frail older people. The team covers: Acute Medical Unit (AMU - 56 beds), Clinical Decision Unit (CDU - 12 beds) the Emergency Department. Part of the AHPs working differently case study series.
Occupational Therapists and Community Assessment Officers (CAO) as part of their role in the Contact Team spend regular time rotating into the Social Services Contact Centre on a monthly basis. The team are employing an innovative approach to integration looking at creating links between all of the community services in Salford (all now under the umbrella of Salford Royal Foundation Trust including social services) to look where they can link up and reduce duplication.Part of the AHPs working differently case study series.