Health Education North West Stakeholder Forum 3 September 2014. Sally Cheshire Independent Chair. Programme. National & Regional Update Sally Cheshire 2014 Workforce Plans : Analysis Mike Burgess Implications of Workforce Plans on Education Commissions Neil McLauchlan
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National & Regional Update
2014 Workforce Plans : Analysis
Implications of Workforce Plans on Education Commissions
Innovation in Education Case Studies
Feedback & Summary
Widening Participation Strategy
HEE has launched the national Widening Participation Strategy for consultation
The strategy sets out five key goals which include:
Improving the collection and monitoring of data related to WP activity
Supporting more research to explore the needs of underrepresented groups Stimulating more collaborative models for outreach support between the NHS and education providers
The consultation will run until 30 September 2014
Shape of Caring Review - Call for Evidence
The Shape of Caring Review will explore whether current arrangements for education and training of nurses and care assistants will be fit for purpose over the next 10-15 years.
The call for evidence will learn from good practice across the UK.
Further information on the review and a template to provide evidence is available at http://hee.nhs.uk/2014/07/31/shape-of-caring-review-call-for-evidence/.
The closing date for evidence to be submitted is 17 September 2014
The Care Certificate (Cavendish) which sets out the proposed minimum standards and competencies for Health Care Support Workers is currently being field tested with a range of employers across health and social care nationally
The purpose of the testing is to ascertain that the content and delivery of the Care Certificate is effective and fit for purpose.
19 organisations across the NW are currently reviewing and testing the guidance, and advising of potential implications that will need to be considered prior to national roll-out
The emerging issues in the NW include:
Positive recognition of the need and value for a set of standards.
Agreement that the proposed standards are relevant for all HCSWs although they are currently viewed as too hospital focused
More guidance about the assessment burden and implications with more flexibility being around timescales for completion
Full implementation is anticipated to go live in March 2015.
Medical, Dental and Public Health Specialty Recruitment
The latest recruitment round for specialty training has been launched
For the majority posts starting from October 2014 onwards, applications will open on Tuesday 2 September and close on Tuesday 16 September 2014. Interviews will be conducted between Monday 29 September and Wednesday 15 October 2014.
Further information is available at http://hee.nhs.uk/wp-content/blogs.dir/321/files/2014/09/Specialty-Training-Ad-2014-September-V4.pdf-interactive.pdf
Beyond Transition Update
The responses to the final consultation of the Beyond Transition programme were considered and the recommendations approved at the HEE Board in August
Arrangements for implementation are now underway
Return to practice – Nurses & Midwives
There are 23,000 lapsed registered nurses nationally who are potentially available to return to the nursing workforce
A Return to Practice campaign is being launched nationally to support those wishing to return
HENW has received national funding to support Trusts offering placements, pay for course fees and to provide a short term bursary to the returner
It is an expectation that on successful completion of the programme the Trust providing the placement experience will employ the Return to Practice participant.
Further info is available at http://hee.nhs.uk/work-programmes/nurse-return-to-practice/
Pre Degree Year of Care Programme
National funding has been confirmed for the third cohort of the pre-degree year of care programme which will commence October 2014/February 2015
Info has been circulated to trusts – deadline for submissions is 12 September 2014
LWEG Forerunner Fund Monies
Cumbria & Lancashire - now reviewed all bids and recommendations are being finalised
Greater Manchester are currently accepting bids from organisations – these will be considered by the end of June
Cheshire & Mersey - developing one proposal to undertake a strategic workforce review across the whole of their sub region
Deanery Integration Update
New Deanery Functions branding agreed
Progress continues with the Design & Delivery Groups development of proposals to work towards a single PGMDE function across the North West
Final proposals and structural changes due for submission to be considered by the Steering Group and Project Board by the end of June
Urgent & Emergency Care Programme
Following the appointment of a regional Programme Lead (Suzanne Hughes) and an initial analysis of the current position, three major themes have been identified:
Need for greater connectivity in the NW with activity and developments nationally
Urgent to medium term solutions required to manage and improve the Emergency Department crisis
Longer term review of urgent care provision across the whole system needed
Consideration at the LETB Board in August – with more detailed discussion to take place at the LWEG meetings in September/October
Key actions include:
Establishment of a regional Steering Group and engagement with LWEGs to ensure local focus on geographical priorities
Development of a specific workstream to address the current ED crisis
Mapping of wider issues across primary and community care
Development of a wider programme of work focussing on Urgent and Emergency Care across the system
Lead Employer Contract in Greater Manchester and Cumbria and Lancashire
The current contract expires on 31 March 2015 and therefore HENW is now putting the contract out for re-tender for three years to support the move to one lead employer across the North West by 2018.
Education Placement Agreements
Manchester Medical School has written to its placement providers to clarify their expectations around the quality of education
HENW is writing to Chief Executives in support of this and confirming that MMS will act on our behalf in assessing the quality of placements
Providers relying on education support from other organisations, such as teaching hospitals, must ensure that they formally establish these or invest in alternative arrangements to fulfil their quality obligations