The North West Placement Development Network (NWPDN) in collaboration with University of Liverpool worked together to develop the NWPDN as a placement area. This placement was developed in order to increase and expand learning opportunities for pre-registration healthcare learners to prepare them to be part of the future health care workforce. This project initially explored the concept of providing a two week spoke placement for pre-registration nursing students in the 2nd or 3rd year of their degree programme.
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The development was led by Margaret Newsham, Placement Development Manager (PDM) and supported by Stephanie Purcell, team lead for the Cumbria and Lancashire team of NWPDN. The team were tasked with increasing placements that met the learning outcomes of the student and the course curriculum. These placements had to be of high quality with enough mentors to support the students. There was also the impact of capacity for other health students who needed to access placements in operating theatres.
The North West Stakeholder Forum focussed on the implications for healthcare education following the recent announcements on the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR). As part of the settlement, HEE will no longer be responsible for commissioning non-medical education after this year’s commissioning round.
Cumbria Lancs LWEG Papers 31/3/16
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.
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 North West Adult Learners' Week awards 2016 are a cross-sector award scheme led by Health Education England, in conjunction with North West Employers and Voluntary Sector North West.
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.
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.
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.