Tools & Resources

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.

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.

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.

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.

NHS Bursaries

The NHS Bursary Scheme is established to provide support for a range of students studying professional healthcare programmes. The Scheme is composed of several elements:   Contribution to tuition fee (for courses leading to professional registration as a doctor or dentist)Maintenance award (known as a bursary)Additional allowances including where applicable:

Applying a Knowledge Management Framework at This Time of NHS Transition

The Knowledge Management (KM) team within Connecting for Health (NHS CFH), is part of the Department of Health Informatics Directorate (DHID). This team has developed a Knowledge Transition Toolkit to support the NHS capture and share learning as it transitions to the future state.This toolkit supports business continuity, providing the means by which the NHS of the future can build on the experience and good practice of its predecessors.

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