Tools & Resources

Cadaveric Surgical Skills Workshop

University Hospital of South Manchester (UHSM) has developed a simulated surgery workshop using a novel whole body fresh frozen cadaveric model to enhance the operative surgical training for the Core Surgical Trainees in a safe environment.UHSM piloted a series of Cadaveric Surgical Skills Workshops as a part of the Better Training Better Care (BTBC) programme initiative which aimed to develop sustainable and adoptable models to maximise learning opportunities in the time available for training.These multi-professional surgical workshops allow Core Surgical Trainees (CSTs) to develop skills

Independent Evaluation of the University of Bolton and Lancashire Teaching NHS Foundation Trust Non-commissioned Nursing Degree – Year One Interim Report Summary

This is a summary of the first-year findings from a three-year evaluation commissioned by Health Education England North West of the non-commissioned adult nursing degree delivered by the University of Bolton and Lancashire Teaching NHS Foundation Trusts. Data has been derived from student focus groups, follow-up questionnaire and interviews with the key Trust and University stakeholders and undertaken by the Institute for Vocational Learning and Workforce Research at Bucks New University.

Getting Ready for the Levy

The Government is committed to increasing the growth of apprenticeships as a viable and significant option for developing skills and employment opportunities.  There is a commitment to achieve 3 million apprenticeship starts in the UK economy by 2020 and to facilitate this there are major changes in apprenticeship national policy and the introduction of some significant reforms.

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Applying public health learning in clinical practice through quality assurance event

Health Education England (working across the North West) presents a health and wellbeing workshop for educators supporting healthcare learners in the North West’s learning environments.  

The purpose of the event is to build on the recently developed public health benchmarking and action planning tool to ensure placement capacity, capability and quality is supported to ensure public health learning outcomes can be met by all healthcare learners on placements in the North West.

When? Tuesday 1st November 2016 9.30-2pm

Preceptee experiences and the role of the Preceptorship Facilitator

This case study outlines the key findings and learning uncovered from an evaluation of the programme and the new role - the Preceptorship Facilitator (PF), to provide additional support. The study sought to determine whether the PF role provided additional support and helped Preceptees overcome challenges faced during the transition period. Any problems encountered are discussed with particular focus on the involvement of the PF to determine any positive benefits that emerged from the relationship.

The Apprenticeship Levy

The Government is committed to increasing the growth of apprenticeships as a viable and significant option for developing skills and employment opportunities. There is a commitment to achieve 3 million apprenticeship starts in the UK economy by 2020 and to facilitate this there are major changes in apprenticeship national policy and the introduction of some significant reforms – one of these reforms is the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy.

The experience of a Preceptor participating in a Multi-professional Preceptorship Programme

Members of the Professional Development and Education Team at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) were involved in project work with Health Education England working across the North West and the University of Chester to review Preceptorship programmes in co-operation with North West NHS Trusts. Initial recommendations from this project included: “having a strategy to support and train Preceptors” and “defining strategic and operational roles and responsibilities for everybody” (see Appendix 1).

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