Tools & Resources

New Model of School Nursing - for the North West

A national vision and call to action for school nursing services has been recently published and the North West is investing in an implementationprogramme to support the partners involved in this work. The implementation programme is being led by the Child Health Development Programme and the North West Regional Youth Work Unit and wish to hear from all involved partners to explore their views, needs and support mechanisms they would like to see employed in this project. The project will last until the end of the year and will cover all North West areas.

High Impact Changes for Health and Wellbeing 2: Local Evidence-based Improvement Plans

It is vital to develop and implement an evidence-based staff health and well-being improvement plan to meet your organisation’sneeds.To improve and protect the health of your staff, maximising the benefits of a healthy workforce to your organisation, you need to define your priorities and identify where you should target health and well-being action. Completing a needs assessment for your organisation will provide a baseline to measure the impact of the strategy you develop. Three initial steps are outlined to guide you in sourcing your baseline data.More in the series:

Delivering the Health Visitor Implementation Plan 2011-2015: A Call to Action

Twelve months have passed since the Health Visitor Implementation Plan 2011 – 15 “A Call to Action”, was launched by the Department of Health.Since then, organisations in the North West have experienced significant changes to the way they work, seeing Health Visiting services transferring, PCT clusters forming and addressing population and workforce issues, all whilst maintaining the day job.

Management Development Programme

In 2010 NHS Cumbria looked at its internal talent management strategy and identified that there was a need to support Band 7 staff, to help them to progress into senior manager roles. As a result a Management Development Programme was developed in order to support talented staff, and six employees from both clinical and managerial backgrounds were recruited as cohorts. This enabled individuals to undergo significant personal development and contributed to improved service delivery. 

Keeping Me Safe and Well (KMSAW) Screen

The ‘Keeping me safe and well’ (KMSAW) screen is a risk assessment tool, for service users with learning disabilities. It was developed as part of a human rights healthcare project at Mersey Care NHS Trust, and subsequently picked up by Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, who ran an in-house, six month pilot with 5 service users. Staff and service users alike have benefited from use of this screen which has promoted inclusive practice in risk management.       

Vulnerable Baby Service

Since December 2004 Central Manchester Foundation Trust (CMFT) has implemented a Vulnerable Baby Service (VBS) across Manchester city centre, as part of its Community Children’s Safeguarding programme.The aim of this service is to reduce the risks of Sudden Unexplained Deaths in Infants (SUDI). Initially implemented as a pilot, it was developed into a mainstream service, and as a result SUDIs have dropped significantly. Health staff and multiagency partners have also developed closer and more productive partnerships. 

High Impact Changes for Health and Wellbeing 1: Strong, Visible Leadership

Following on from the Hot Topic Sickness Absence Reporting Methodologies: Reporting the QIPP Challenge, it is now an ideal time to look at how organisations can reduce sickness absence rates through managing staff health and well-being.The NHS faces a huge challenge to reduce its sickness absence rate to an average of 3.4% over the year 2013/14 and all NHS organisations have a part to play to help meet this.More in the series       Strong visible leadership    Local evidence-based improvement plans    Supported by improved management capability    Access to better, local high quality accred

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