Release is a programme that was designed to recognise and develop talent amongst managerial and clinical staff at Band 7 and above at Trafford Provider Services (TPS), the provider unit of NHS Trafford, between April 2009 and June 2010. Its purpose was to develop people and give them the confidence to lead, by giving them the opportunity to undertake projects that could initiate change.
Tools & Resources
This Hot Topic explains why ESR data quality is so important, how it is monitored and what can be done to improve data quality. It also explains how eWIN can support the drive for improved data quality across the North West.
This Hot Topic gives an overview of the personalisation agenda, in relation to adult social care, and provides links to resources which can be used by workforce colleagues who are involved in this agenda.
This case study explores the work undertaken by 5BP to develop managers and leaders at the Trust, ensuring that development is aligned to the Trust’s strategic objectives. In early 2009, the Trust developed a Leadership Development Framework, including leadership competences and leadership and management development programmes. The activity has enabled the Trust to align leadership development to the pursuit of Trust objectives, and has attracted considerable interest from both clinical and non-clinical staff in the Trust.
The financial constraints brought about by the current economic environment will mean continuing growth in demand for NHS services; this will need to be met through reduced resources available in the financial budget - “Doing more with Less”. This paper summarises the workforce metric ‘Grade Mix’ within the benchmarking service on the eWIN portal and the use of this metric. The Grade Mix tool is a key resource for organisations to help plan and model future workforce configurations and calculate potential cost savings.
The End of Life Care Strategy: Promoting high quality care for all adults at the end of life, sets out the overarching aims to achieve a step change in improving quality of care at end of life.
Wirral Metropolitan College Health and Social Care team have produced a 2 day course “Introduction to the principles of End of Life Care” with support, help, advice from the Wirral End of Life Care facilitators and Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Network. To date 8 programmes have been delivered by college tutors to a total of 130 staff with very positive feedback from both the attendees and their managers. In almost all cases people attending the course feel they have increased confidence, skills and knowledge and most feel they will benefit from the training and apply it in practice.
In order to gain a fuller picture of current practice, and to provide updated guidance for organisations, the North West Workforce Modernisation Hub (and NHS North West) commissioned Firefly Research and the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York to carry out a scoping study into the administration of medicines by Assistant Practitioners in the North West. The research report has now been published and is accompanied by this Hot Topic as a means of summarising the report for eWIN.
This case study looks at how IPS in Manchester was set up, its outcomes, challenges, and key learning points. It focuses on the change of culture that was needed within community mental health teams to make employment support a key aspect of services offered to people, recognising the significant health benefits.
Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a successful pilot scheme in Stockport run by Pure Employment funded by the Department of Health and NHS North West to address the employment need of people with severe and enduring mental health, recognised as a major contributor to mental wellbeing.