Learning & Development

Development of an Accelerated Post-Registration Nursing Programme: from RN Adult to RN Child nursing

The initiative arose from the identification of a workforce development need in the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH), part of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT). CMFT secured funding, in August 2015, from Health Education England (HEE) working across the North West in conjunction with the University of Salford to co-design, pilot and evaluate a curriculum and commissioning specification for a 12 month Accelerated Children and Young People’s (CYP) Programme.

Dadly Does It

A 'Learning Matters' awards 2017 Case Study.

The core group is fathers with long-term histories of economic and social marginalisation. Many have experienced various childhood traumas, with associated complex and difficult family relationships and poor educational experiences.

Youth Health Leaders in Blackpool Schools

This eWIN Case Study is about a Youth Leaders Programme in Blackpool. Practice Development Sister Sharon Vickers was concerned at the numbers of young people coming to hospital with lifestyle related problems such as alcohol dependency, substance abuse and teenage pregnancy and wanted to do something to help these young people take charge of their own wellbeing and prevent hospital admission. She set up the Youth Health Leaders project in local schools to:

Transforming Learning Environments (TLE) - It Matters

This eWIN Case Study gives an overview of Transforming Learning Environments (TLE) events run in the North. Health Education England (HEE) working across the North West asked all Practice Education Facilitators (PEFs), Placement Development Managers (PDMs), Work Based Education Facilitators (WBEFs), and Skills for Health Academy North West to work collaboratively to transform the learning environment following an HEE event in 2015.

‘Better at Home’ - simulated learning for parents and carers

The ‘Better at Home’ project was introduced to support transition to home for technology dependent children with complex health care needs by providing training and support to parents and unpaid carers.

Many of these children require complex medical interventions including tracheostomy, gastrostomy and children who are ventilator dependent. There were three elements to the project:
•    WellChild Parent Trainer Role
•    ‘Better at Home’ Simulation Suite
•    eLearning materials

Enhancing Patient Safety through Multi-Disciplinary In Situ Simulation

In March 2015, the Simulation and Skills Centre team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTH) commenced a multi-disciplinary in situ simulation patient safety programme. The premise for the programme was to identify latent risk, system issues and human factors within all working environments, across the organisation, which can compromise patient safety. The priorities for the patient safety programme were to address high risk areas (clinical and non-clinical) and causes of incidents, complaints and risks. 

Validate your Care (V-Care) - Nursing Knowledge Assessment Tool 'Designed by nurses for nurses'

A 'Learning Matters' awards 2017 Case Study.

This eWIN Case Study looks at how Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust's e-Learning Team have designed Validate Your Care (V-Care), a one-stop evidence-based online learning portal for busy nurses. V-Care is designed to assess knowledge of fundamental nursing care of nurses working in acute adult care, and provide quality assurance to the public, patients and stakeholders that our nursing workforce is up-to-date, and practising caring and compassionate evidence-based care.

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