Tools & Resources

Community Assessment Training

This case study looks at how a Simulation and Clinical Skills team created a training programme designed for staff in community services at Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. Previously most training had been inappropriate mainly focussing on care in a hospital setting. The team wanted to redress this to give community staff the tools to deliver gold standard care to their patients. In April 2015 they approached the community teams at their governance meeting to ask what bespoke training they felt they needed to best serve their patients.

Student nurse Infection Prevention and Control Management

Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)Team have developed a structured five day bespoke placement for third year student nurses incorporating the management outcomes of their final placement relevant to IPC.The Core Outcomes of the placement covers MRSA; Clostridium difficile and Norovirus, which were selected because they are the most common organisms encountered on the wards. Students are also able to suggest two learning outcomes of their own.

The Point of Care Foundation and Health Education England working across the North West: collaboration to deliver Schwartz Rounds

A joint case study produced by Health Education England working across the North West and the Point of Care Foundation looking at the delivery of Schwartz Rounds. In 2013 Health Education England working across the North West identified Schwartz Rounds as an evidence-based intervention that can reduce staff stress, build team cohesion, and improve the capacity of staff to treat patients with empathy and compassion.

Improving Pre and Post Registration Retention Event

The HEE Mandate https://www.hee.nhs.uk/hee-your-area/north-west/news-events/news/hee-mandate-201516 , requires us to reduce avoidable attrition from training programmes by 50% by 2017. It is clear from research that not all students are at the same risk of leaving a course and that a direct comparison between HEIs does not provide a true picture that allows us to compare improvement.

Health Visitors Event

This article focuses on a community engagement event held at Sutton Children’s Centre to highlight the role of the health visitor in supporting families in the local community to improve their health and well-being.The aim was to deliver key health messages, in particular focusing on the six high impact areas of health visiting: transition to parenthood; breastfeeding; accident prevention and managing minor illness; healthy weight; and healthy two year olds and school readiness.  

How AHPs are working differently to support transformation of services in the North West

Allied Health Profession (AHP) services are often perceived as being Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm services. Anecdotally there is evidence that services have already undergone modernisation and have moved away from this model; however there is limited evidence to support this. There is also the perception that AHPs are managed and delivered in professional silos.  Again anecdotal evidence is that AHPs are working in inter and multi-professional teams, but little evidence is available to support this view.

Learning Together Preceptorship conference. Held by Health Education North West and the University of Chester on 4th November 2015

HENW and the University of Chester hosted a conference on understanding and building preceptorship in North West healthcare organisations. The day presented emerging research on the picture of current preceptorship offers and showcased best practice from a number of Trusts leading the way in developing and delivering first class programmes.HENW introduced information from the national work on this area and a group discussion brought together ideas on how we can forward best practice across the region.

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