Tools & Resources

Developing placements to support Pre-Registration Learning Disability Nurse students in Non NHS Organisations

The North West Placement Development Network (NWPDN) works in partnership with Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) and Practice Education Facilitators (PEFs) based in healthcare provider organisations to maximise the multi-professional utilisation of all placement areas across the NHS and non-NHS organisations.

Armed forces - e-learning programme launched

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH), with support from NHS England, has launched an e-learning programme for healthcare professionals to help increase understanding of the armed forces population and facilitate improved care and treatment.  The programme is split across three areas of NHS care for current serving personnel, the families of serving personnel and veterans, and for veterans.The e-learning programme is designed to highlight both the similarities and differences to allow healthcare personnel to understand the context of military life and how to appropr

Patients as partners: building collaborative relationships among professionals, patients, carers and communities

This report, from the King's Fund (June 2016), stems from an evolving body of the fund's work focused on exploring and supporting shared leadership. This work is reinforced by a growing consensus that health services, agencies, patients and communities need to work together more and differently. The report suggests five approaches to developing an effective relationship this includes: making time for learning, setting aside time for reflection, record learning and sharing that learning with peers.

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.

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