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.
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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.
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, 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. True success needs to be based on the difference between what the expected attrition rate for a HEI is calculated at against its expected rate, given the characteristics of the individual students, such as socio-economic status and disability, that are on that course of study.
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.
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.
Health Education England’s Mandate recognises the importance of the Integrated Care agenda, with a commitment to work closely with the Health and Social Care sector on workforce planning / modelling, training and development to ensure a workforce that is responsive to the changing models of care now and in the future.
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.
Health Education North West hosted an event on the 30th September 2015 to explore the evidence base and good practice on the impact of placement experience on student retention on their course of study. Presentations and workshops provided a wealth of intelligence into the planning of the next steps on this agenda. Copies of the agenda and presentations are linked to the page. Further information on next steps will also be published on this page when they have been finalised.
MDT Placement WorkshopsThe workplace MDT workshops are open to final year health and social care students on placement in Yorkshire and Humber and aim to develop understandings about professional roles and team working. Since 2005, 335 workshops have been delivered at local authority and NHS sites involving 2506 students from 13 different professions (involving the Universities of Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds and Leeds Beckett University).Student feedback continues to be positive with workshop format and content still regarded highly (see full report and appendices for further det