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Welcome to the Health and Wellbeing Y&H Newsletter May 2015

The e-newsletter aims to share a snapshot for many of the actions and initiatives organisations have undertaken during 2014/5. Looking at key priorities for health and wellbeing programmes and highlighting how to improve employees health to remain fit and healthy for the future. For more information or if your organisation would like to feature in future editions please contact:  For more information or if your organisation would like to feature in future editions please contact: Debbie Bottomley - eWIN Programme Lead Y&H RegionHEYH - Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber M.

Barriers to career development for black and minority eithnic NHS support workers

Since 2002 NHS North-West has provided support workers with the opportunity to undertake assistant practitioner training subject to available posts and success in the selection procedures. Although 25-30% of support workers identify as BME, their representation on the Trainee Assistant Practitioner programme is less than 2%.

Guidance Documentation: Health Education North West - Workforce Planning Round 2015-2016

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

Developing student placements within a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

A partnership between Edge Hill University, NHS South Sefton CCG, NHS Southport and Formby CCG and the North West Placement Development Network (NWPDN) has developed a project to provide nursing students with a placement in a CCG. They have highlighted the need for nurses to gain experience and knowledge of working in a CCG and to promote this as a possible career destination.

General Practice Workforce Investment

Over 90% of all patient contact occurs within primary care (Deloitte 2012, p.4) and national policy is directing an emphasis on moving care closer tohome to improve patient experiences and reduce cost to the overall system. The NHS Five Year Forward View (2014) indicates that the foundationof the NHS should remain as list-based primary care (where GPs are contracted to service patient lists where the patients are registered) via a range of service models, with a stronger role in prevention and condition management.

Seconding a Specialist Practitioner in Mental Health into an Integrated Discharge Team

In October 2010 a proposal was made by a multiagency group of Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP), the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Cheshire West and Chester Council, to place a specialist practitioner in mental health into an integrated discharge team.The aim of introducing this role was to facilitate the timely, safe discharge of patients over 65 years of age with possible dementia, delirium, or mental health issues, who would otherwise experience increased length of stay or delayed discharge from hospital.

Health Education North West - Workforce Planning Round 2015-2016

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).

Early Career Networking – What can the North West AHP Network do for you?

On 11 March 2015 the North West Allied Health Professions Network hosted ‘Early Career Networking – What can the North West AHP Network do for you?’ at the Macron Stadium, Bolton. The event was attended by approximately 80 allied health professionals (AHP) from a range of disciplines, from dietitians to speech and language therapists, who are in the early stages of their career.In 2014, Norah Flood, the Chair of the North West AHP Network, set an informal objective of broadening engagement and encouraging new faces to the network.

Enabling Workforce Transformation in General Practice - Manchester event

Enabling Workforce Transformation in General Practice’ was hosted by Health Education North West at The Place Aparthotel, Manchester on 5 February 2015. A total of three sub-regional events were held, with additional events in Preston and Manchester. Each event was attended by healthcare professionals, including practice managers and general practitioners.Transformation of the workforce is an essential component of Health Education England’s vision. In the North West this means “Developing a workforce responsive to changes in care, now and in the future”.