Tools & Resources

The Apprenticeship Levy

The Government is committed to increasing the growth of apprenticeships as a viable and significant option for developing skills and employment opportunities. There is a commitment to achieve 3 million apprenticeship starts in the UK economy by 2020 and to facilitate this there are major changes in apprenticeship national policy and the introduction of some significant reforms – one of these reforms is the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy.

The experience of a Preceptor participating in a Multi-professional Preceptorship Programme

Members of the Professional Development and Education Team at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) were involved in project work with Health Education England working across the North West and the University of Chester to review Preceptorship programmes in co-operation with North West NHS Trusts. Initial recommendations from this project included: “having a strategy to support and train Preceptors” and “defining strategic and operational roles and responsibilities for everybody” (see Appendix 1).

Recipe for Workforce Planning launched

We are excited to launch a new resource to support organisations in implementing robust Workforce Planning.

The Recipe for Workforce Planning is an easy-to-use online tool driven by a dynamic process map; users click on each stage of the process to access resources and view the activities needed to complete that stage. The Recipe is a repository for best practice and facilitates peer support through a discussion forum.

Invitation to Learning Disabilities session at NHS Innovation Expo Conference

The learning disability advisers and learning disability engagement team will be presenting at this year’s NHS Innovation Expo conference, at Manchester Central. We will use our session to remind people how important it is that people with a learning disability and/or autism are meaningfully involved in their own healthcare, and as part of this, that they are employed in rewarding jobs.

Quality Assuring Health & Wellbeing Content in Healthcare Education Curricula – an Innovative Approach

The Five Year Forward View calls for a radical upgrade in prevention and public health.  There is a challenge though in understanding how and what healthcare learners are currently taught with regards to public health knowledge and skills.  Therefore Health Education England (working across the North West) has developed a toolkit to allow programme leads for healthcare education programmes to consider, identify and map how their programmes evidence public health education knowledge and skills acquisition.

Train the Simulated Patient (2TSP) Education Resources

The 'Train-The-Simulated Patient' (2TSP) programme features a blended learning package featuring an e-learning course and face-to-face workshop. The e-learning course integrates digital media, scenarios, learning activities and reflective exercises, which are completed prior to workshop attendance. The workshop focuses on the practical elements of SP development; role portrayal and feedback. It includes performing arts techniques; thought tracking, observation, motivation and emotional memory.

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