Tools & Resources

Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs)

This eWIN Hot Topic gives a brief introduction to Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs).In October 2014 NHS England published the ‘NHS Five Year Forward View’ which set out a ‘vision for the future based around seven new models of care’. The document emphasised three areas for action; widening gaps in the health of the population, quality of care and the funding of services.In December 2015 leaders of national health and care bodies in England announced they had outlined steps that would help organisations plan for the coming 6 years.

HEE Workforce Plan for England 2016

Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to help improve the quality of care by ensuring our workforce has the right numbers skills, values, and behaviours to meet the needs of patients. HEE’s main way of achieving this goal has been the planning and development of the future workforce supply, through the investment of our dedicated £5bn budget on high quality education and training.

HEE commissioning and investment plan - 2016/17

HEE’s annual workforce planning process Health Education England is responsible for ensuring that there is sufficient future supply of staff to meet the workforce requirements of the English health system. In undertaking this role it must also work with partners to assess, but not have primary responsibility for, the workforce consequences for the wider health and care system.

HEE commissioning and investment plan-2016/17

Preventing device-related pressure ulcers

Staff at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WHH) have completely eliminated occurrences of device related pressure ulcers at their hospitals since March 2015. In response to identifying six grade three, device-related pressure ulcers in 2014-2015, a range of actions have been delivered through a multidisciplinary working group. The group consisted of staff working across the organisation in tissue viability, governance, the plaster room and therapies.

Developing Psychiatrists as Medical Leaders

This programme is a pioneering project in Medical Leadership Development between Lancashire Care Foundation Trust (LCFT) and Lancaster University’s Centre of Excellence in Work-Based Learning, CETAD.In recognising the importance of developing all staff to meet the future needs of the organisation and its patient community, Lancashire Care Foundation Trust has identified the need to develop medical leadership in line with Trust values, and with the priority of delivering service transformation.Key to meeting the Trust’s strategic agenda is the enhancement of doctors’ ability to lead and mana

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