Tools & Resources

Champs Public Health Collaborative

Fiona Johnstone, Director of Public Health at Wirral Council presented an overview of Champs Public Health Collaborative and an overview of Cheshire and Merseyside Intelligence Network at the Cheshire and Warrington Research and Intelligence Collaborative (CWRIC) Conference.The CWRIC work stream forms part of the wider Public Service Transformation ‘Enabling Programme’ which includes a number of themed activities that are intended to create the right conditions to drive transformation across the sub-region.Fiona delivered a presentation to delegates giving an overview of Champs Public Healt

HEE Workforce Planning Guidance 2015/16

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.

Education Horizon-Scanning Bulletin - May 2015

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.  

Non-medical prescribing in radiotherapy

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.

Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund Pilots: Innovative workforce Solutions

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.

Go with the FLO - Using FLO as an interactive information tool

The Healthy Minds Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust has developed a pilot project to improve attendance at group therapy sessions by using Florence telehealth application (FLO) to text patients with reminders and prompts to help them manage their recovery. FLO is a text messaging service which uses a protocol that can be tailored to the specific needs and requirements of patients.

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