This Hot Topic provides an overview of the levels of NHS apprenticeships available in the North West, a background to the programme and the benefits to organisations and individuals by supporting apprentices.
Tools & Resources
This Hot Topic is designed to assist organisations in exploring different methodologies to encourage organisations to examine their current reporting practices and push forwards the benefits of a well-rounded sickness absence reporting system.
In 2009 a professional mental health network was set up for the Blackburn with Darwen area, which is very unique in that it is exclusively for mental health professionals from across all sectors, and has a specialism around BME. It allows different organisations to share information, combine resources and undertake joint projects to improve signposting to mental health and mainstream services and has approximately 280 members who can drop in an out as necessary.
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.
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.
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.
Library information services are part of the core business of the NHS, ensuring access to the best evidence and the skills to evaluateit. Library information services are essential for supporting:
- Clinical decision making
- Commissioning decision and policy making
- Lifelong learning by all NHS staff
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.
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 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.