Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust invests heavily in a Quality Champions initiative and encourages staff of all levels to sign up and develop quality champion projects meaningful to their area of work and as a way of identifying improvements to service.
Tools & Resources
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
At Bolton NHS Foundation Trust the students’ voice matters and as such it is high on the pre-registration team’s agenda. The Trust has created a platform – Student Engagement Forum - for students to voice their views regarding issues that affect them. The inaugural events were held in May and July 2016, the months when we had the highest numbers of students on placement at the Trust.
Health Education North West (HENW)’s monitoring of the quality of education and training in all North West placement and education providers also provides valuable information about the quality of care in healthcare providers by identifying areas of concern which impact on patient safety or service delivery.
This eWIN case study looks at reducing placement attrition at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT).
Attrition within student nurses is a long-standing and well documented problem within the UK (Orton. S. 2011). For some nursing programmes the attrition rate can be as high as 50% (Lord Willis, 2015).
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.
The Global Health Exchange have created a short animation explaining what they do and how they support the NHS workforce.
You can watch the video by clicking the link below:
To find out more about the Global Health Exchange click here to visit their website
Thank you to those who completed our recent user survey to tell us about how you’re currently using eWIN and how you’d like to see it developed. Your feedback is really helpful to us, and we were pleased to see much positive feedback on resources.
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On 30th November 2016 Health Education England working across the North West held a half day Preceptorship event.
Key objectives of the event were:
University Hospital of South Manchester (UHSM) has developed a simulated surgery workshop using a novel whole body fresh frozen cadaveric model to enhance the operative surgical training for the Core Surgical Trainees in a safe environment.UHSM piloted a series of Cadaveric Surgical Skills Workshops as a part of the Better Training Better Care (BTBC) programme initiative which aimed to develop sustainable and adoptable models to maximise learning opportunities in the time available for training.These multi-professional surgical workshops allow Core Surgical Trainees (CSTs) to develop skills