Tools & Resources

Redeployment of Staff Affected by Service Reconfiguration

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust recently embarked upon widespread service reconfiguration in line with regional initiatives, which led to the merger and closure of services at various sites across the Trust. As a result this redeployment  programme was launched to place all displaced employees into alternative substantive posts. This allowed 882 employees to be redeployed within the Trust, which saved circa £56,000 per person in redundancy costs.

Healthcare at HMP Styal

This document introduces HMP Styal which is a closed security prison for female adults and young offenders. It gives an overview of the type of healthcare that is delivered within this setting, as well as the workforce required to support this service.Healthcare for prisoners is a very important aspect of HMP Styal’s services. The healthcare services are a key partner within HMP Styal and by working in a transparent and cohesive approach with other organisations provide a significant contribution to a number of agendas.

End of Life Care Service Model

The Central and Eastern Cheshire End of Life Care (EoLC) Service Model  was designed to facilitate a seamless, collaborative approach to leading and facilitating education and best practice in EoLC across Central and Eastern Cheshire. Its key objective is to improve the experience of care for patients, families and care workers. This has also led to significant cost savings, helped secure future funding and has had a real impact on the workforce in regards to training opportunities. 

Agile Working

Lancashire Care Foundation Trust has adopted the innovative practice of agile working, to help its workforce become more flexible, so that people can work from various locations.This has included redesigning the office layout to make it more light and airy, aiming to become a paperless office, and putting in place the necessary  tools for flexible working. This has led to increased effectiveness, reduced costs, better use of technology and better quality of life for staff.

North West Education Commissioning Plan - Refresh 2012/13 to 2014/15 Consultation

The core purpose of the Education Commissioning plan is to ensure there is an appropriate supply of clinical staff who have the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes to meet the needs of patients, carers and healthcare employers. Central to this is the recognition that users of healthcare services should expect the highest level of safe and individualised care and that staff are able to access high quality education and training based on the best available evidence.

InLAWS

InLAWS stands for Integrated Local Area Workforce Strategies. It is a Skills for Care and ADASS (Association of Directors of Adult Social Services) project established in 2009 with support from the Department of Health (DH) and other delivery partners.

Skills for Life

Skills for Life (SfL) is ‘the ability to read, write and speak in English and to use mathematics at a level to function at work and society in general.’ SfL is the name of the government strategy to promote these skills. ESOL (English for Speaker of Other Languages) is also recognised and included in this definition of SfL. It can also be referred to as basic skills, essential skills, literacy, language and numeracy or English and maths.

Implementation of Dual Model Supervision

A model of consultative clinical supervision has been implemented for a team of genetic counsellors at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, based at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. This integrative, multi-theoretical, dual model, which incorporates recommendations from the AGNC, combines individual and team-based supervision, and has helped the Trust win awards for excellence in; patient care, team-working and partnerships.

Thrombolysis Telestroke Service Out of Hours Solution to Stroke

The Cumbria and Lancashire Telestroke Network is a collaboration between six Acute Trusts (across 8 sites) and seven PCTs in Cumbria and Lancashire whose aim was to deliver 24/7 stroke thrombolysis for patients with acute ischaemic stroke in a rural area. This has demonstrated cost-savings on long-term care for the stroke patients, and had a positive impact on the workforce due to improved service delivery.

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