Tools & Resources

Increasing capacity in ODP

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.

Person Shaped Support and Primary Development – Brownlow Hill Medical Practice and Enhanced Training Practice

Placement Development between Primary Care and a Health & Social Care organisation• Primary Care Organisation – Brownlow Group Practice and Enhanced Training Practice• Multi Local Organisation –  Health and Social Care Organisation– Person Shaped Support (PSS)Brownlow Group Practice and Person Shaped Support (PSS) have worked in partnership with the North West Placement Development Network (NWPDN) to develop an increase in access to Primary Care placement opportunities.

North West Stakeholder Forum

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.

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.

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.

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