A pilot staff training programme was launched in 2010 by Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. It was made up of autism-specific interventions and was targeted at a core ward team supporting several men with autism.
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Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) has always offered work experience for school and college age learners, but in addition, since March 2010 a staff volunteering programme has been in place, designed to help inspire young people and to open their eyes to the career opportunities in healthcare.This not only broadens their horizons but serves to nurture the next generation of NHS staff and gives existing staff the opportunity to mentor and support the learning of these young people, which can be a very rewarding experience.
Prior to the implementation of RosterPro Central, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust used a variety of legacy systems to produce and manage staff rosters.
The aim of this project was to significantly increase mandatory training and appraisal compliance at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in order to ensure a safe, competent and valued workforce.Overall training compliance for mandatory subjects increased from 45% in April 2011 to 84% in March 2012. Appraisal compliance increased from 58% in April 2011 to 88% in March 2012.
The Working Well (WW) project is one of eighteen projects that were first awarded funding in 2010 by the Shine Programme, which is delivered by the Health Foundation - an independent charity working to continuously improve the quality of healthcare in the UK. The project was implemented in February 2010 to address staff sickness absence due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). During its first year the WW project was delivered to staff in Salford Community Health and NHS Salford.
Aintree University NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with Edgehill University has developed a Supporting Learners in Practice (SLiP) multi-professional workshop which is designed to prepare clinical staff to support students within the work environment. This workshop is delivered to a wide range of staff from nurses through to dieticians, radiologists, scientists, physiotherapists, speech andlanguage therapists, and assistant practitioners.SLiP workshops aim to provide clinical staff with the necessary skills to support learners in practice.
The NHS North West (NW) Healthcare Science Network is a professional network created in 2004 and has been instrumental in promoting, supporting, developing and representing the Healthcare Science workforce of over 7000 scientists in the NW.This funded network represents Healthcare Scientists from over 45 different specialisms across the three divisions of Life Science, Physiological Science and Physical Science and Engineering.Locating Healthcare Scientists in the NW couldn’t be easier as a new NW Healthcare Science Directory for 2012 is now available for download at
Emma Handley is one of our latest trainees to complete the two year NHS Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician programme and she took the time to share some of her experiences.
Cheshire and Merseyside Partnerships (ChaMPs) for Health is a dynamic, award winning public health network that has commissioned the development of an e-learning programme, designed to support ‘Making Every Contact Count’ (MEEC). This is a long-term national public health strategy that aims to help create a healthier population and to reduce NHS costs through changing the behaviour of all frontline NHS staff, not just those that are medically trained or public health professionals.
The Walton Centre has been implementing a Health and Well Being (H&WB) Strategy called ‘Work Well: The Walton Way’ since March 2011. This has proved very successful due to the involvement of staff and unions, and has led to significant cost savings due to a reduction in sickness absence and agency spend.