Tools & Resources

Empowering Your Ward Managers - Work-based Learning Programme

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Blackpool FT) has worked in collaboration with Lancaster University’s Centre for Training and Development (CETAD), to develop a robust, accredited learning programme for its ward managers, who in the current NHS landscape have had to undertake a range of managerial tasks as well as their normal clinical role. 

National General Practice Profiles

National General Practice (GP) Profiles are designed as a tool to support GPs, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and PCTs to ensure that they are providing and commissioning effective and appropriate healthcare services for their local population.Using a variety of graphical displays such as spine charts and population pyramids, the tool represents a range of practice-level indicators drawn from the latest available data, including:     

Empowering Your Ward Managers - Work-based Learning Programme

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Blackpool FT) has worked in collaboration with Lancaster University’s Centre for Training and Development (CETAD), to develop a robust, accredited learning programme for its ward managers, who in the current NHS landscape have had to undertake a range of managerial tasks as well as their normal clinical role. 

Inter-professional Learning Student Study Day

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (PCNHSFT) is committed to developing inter-professional learning (IPL) opportunities within clinical practice to enable learners to better understand individuals and situations, adapt to changes, maintain and develop the future of client/patient care.A study day was planned for undergraduate health care students who were placed within a community setting across PCNHSFT to promote the concept of IPL.

Multi-professional Student Study Days

Aintree University NHS Foundation Trust (Aintree FT) has a number of Practice Education Facilitators (PEFs) in place who have developed a programme of multi-professional study days to deliver training on core subjects such as anatomy and physiology at a level that can be understood by all students regardless of their stage of training. This allows students to learn and interact across professional boundaries.One of the core outcomes of the PEF role is to help deliver the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards in practice for Pre-Registration Nursing Education (2010).

The National Workforce Assurance Tool

Workforce Assurance is the process of managing risk and assuring that the composition of the workforce delivers safe, effective and high quality care. The workforce assurance tool was developed to help support this process. The project team responsible for development had representatives from the ten Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) and the Department of Health (DH). Each SHA formed their own internal project team to engage locally with clinicians and managers and contributed to the development of the metrics within the tool.

High Impact Changes for Health and Wellbeing 5: Encourage Staff to take Personal Responsibility for their Own Health

The NHS faces a huge challenge to reduce its sickness absence rate to an average of 3.4% throughout the year 2013/14. All NHS organisations have a part to play in helping to achieve this goal and each Trust needs to develop a clear focus on staff health and well-being, as outlined in the Department of Health’s NHS Health and Well-Being Improvement Framework.This hot topic is the final in a series of five documents, linked to the high impact changes.Healthier staff deliver better care to patients and are more productive.

Skills for Health Academy North West

The Skills for Health Academy North West works with a range of partners to deliver education and learning programmes for people who wish to work, or who are currently working in the healthcare sector. With the support of NHS organisations the Academy coordinates and delivers programmes aimed at promoting the NHS as a career of choice for young people and supporting pre-employment programmes aimed at getting people on working age benefits back into work.

Horizon Scanning Bulletins: A Collaborative Project from NHS Librarians in the North West

The Library Information Health Network (LIHNN), has undertaken a ‘Horizon Scanning’ project which involves producing a series of ‘Current Awareness’ bulletins to summarise new information on best practice, innovation and future risk factors in a series of topic areas, with eighteen titles currently being distributed monthly.

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