Tools & Resources

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

NHS Challenge - A Year of Games

After a very successful 2011 at 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, the Trust has embarked on ‘a year of games’ in the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games. The focus this year is to coordinate or interact with an event which can involve as many members of staff from the Trust as possible, this overview shows what is being planned in the coming months and what is involved.

Appreciative Leadership Development Programme

In September 2010, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT) commissioned an innovative Appreciative Leadership programme to underpin an organisation-wide culture change programme. Fiona MacNeill Associates (FMA), an independent people development consultancy, was appointed to deliver the programme and the Trust ran a very successful pilot programme involving 50 delegates, from a range of different services, clinical and non-clinical roles and pay bands, prior to rolling out the programme across the Trust. 

Partnership Working to Deliver Workforce Qualifications

Lancaster University’s Centre for Training and Development (CETAD) has formed a partnership with local NHS Trusts, to create a mentorship qualification which can be delivered to a large range of health professionals, to help them to mentor trainees.This course has been well received by participants, and partnership working has cemented relationships between the university and local NHS Trusts.For more information, please contact;Tricia Kenny, Marketing Managert.kenny@lancaster.ac.uk01524 593 318

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