This is a summary of the first-year findings from a three-year evaluation commissioned by Health Education England North West of the non-commissioned adult nursing degree delivered by the University of Bolton and Lancashire Teaching NHS Foundation Trusts. Data has been derived from student focus groups, follow-up questionnaire and interviews with the key Trust and University stakeholders and undertaken by the Institute for Vocational Learning and Workforce Research at Bucks New University.
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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.
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Health Education England (working across the North West) presents a health and wellbeing workshop for educators supporting healthcare learners in the North West’s learning environments.
The purpose of the event is to build on the recently developed public health benchmarking and action planning tool to ensure placement capacity, capability and quality is supported to ensure public health learning outcomes can be met by all healthcare learners on placements in the North West.
When? Tuesday 1st November 2016 9.30-2pm
This case study outlines the key findings and learning uncovered from an evaluation of the programme and the new role - the Preceptorship Facilitator (PF), to provide additional support. The study sought to determine whether the PF role provided additional support and helped Preceptees overcome challenges faced during the transition period. Any problems encountered are discussed with particular focus on the involvement of the PF to determine any positive benefits that emerged from the relationship.
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.
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).
Progressing the Transforming Learning Environments Developments, Health Education England, working across the North West, continue their commitment to innovate and stimulate continuous quality improvement for learners throughout organisations across the
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.
Health Education England (working across the North West) has collaborative relationships with the End of Life Care Strategic Clinical Networks within the North West to ensure the effective planning and use of resources to support the training and development of the local workforce in key end of life care issues.
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.