Tools & Resources

Transforming Workforce in Partnership to Achieve Integrated Care

In 2011 East Cheshire NHS Trust, together with Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (ECCCG), Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Cheshire East Council formed a partnership to facilitate integrated care for the population of East Cheshire.The Eastern Cheshire ‘Transforming Workforce in Partnership’ (TWIP) project now forms the initial work programme of the over arching Leadership, OD & Workforce workstream of the integrated care programme.

Resident Shift Working Consultants

In 2009, Greater Manchester Children, Young People and Families’ NHS Network undertook the expansion of a consultant-delivered service using a ‘Resident Shift Work Consultant (RSWC) work plan’. The public consultation decision to this reconfiguration was to reduce the number of 24 hour consultant-led units for paediatric and maternity services in the Greater Manchester area from 12 to a maximum of eight, and to increase the number of neonatal intensive care units from two to three.

North West Junior Doctor Advisory Team (JDAT)

The North West Junior Doctor Advisory Team (JDAT) is a successor body to the local regional action team formed to implement a new junior doctor contract (the New Deal) in 1991. This team consists of two junior doctors from different backgrounds and at different stages in their careers, plus a project officer.The JDAT provides independent guidance and oversight for matters such as New Deal issues and is the point of contact within the NHS North West for Junior Doctors who need help and advice about their rotas and working conditions.

Mental Health Service Users' Involvement in Staff Training

5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (5BP) is based in Warrington, Cheshire, and specialises in Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Community Services.The Trust set up a Service Users and Carers Presentation Skills Group in November 2010, composed of mental health service users and carers. Members of this group are given the opportunity to contribute to the Trust’s strategy for future care pathways and to critique and influence comprehensive training packages, before staff commence training. Thus their role has a major impact on the learning and development of staff.

Skills for Care and Skills for Health - Carers Matter

Skills for Care has worked in partnership with Skills for Health to develop a range of resources that will support employers, organisations and staff to better support carers. These resources are based upon a set of Common Core Principles for working with carers, which describe the behaviours that carers would like to see when professionals are working with them, and provide a foundation for good practice and a benchmark for training. They also provide a unifying set of standards, which all those who deliver training can use.

Orthoptics - An invisible profession?

This information is primarily aimed at service commissioners and workforce planners, however it is also an awareness raising tool for all in respect of a small profession that is often misunderstood and, in some cases, not fully recognised in terms of its importance.Two key facts about the Orthoptist profession:

  •       they save lives and make a real and highly valuable difference to the patients they treat
  •       they offer value for money services and can make a significant contribution to cost savings and the QIPP agenda