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A collaborative model for workforce transformation Ann Saxon, Head of Workforce Development Mahua Das, Post-Doctoral Fellow School of Health and Wellbeing
Aims of the workshop • Discuss partnership ways of working for integrated new workforce development • Overview of a collaborative project in progress • Summary of Action Research Model • Challenges and solutions: our learning Group discussion Creative Solutions: your experience !!!
Project relationships for funding and integration Workforce project
Project 9: The Dimensions Framework Local projects Impact outcomes Care pathways Policy Drivers White Paper Discovery Interviews Action learning Shared learning Analysis of data
Skills Analysis Survey Discovery Interviews Rapid review of the literature Bespoke Learning materials Personalisation workshop Service Evaluation Toolkit Developing competence and skills Walsall Dudley Sandwell Wolverhampton Care Pathways Frail Elderly COPD Diabetes Mental Health
Impact outcomes: Walsall NHS • Development of key Staff working with the newly formed frail elderly care pathway • skills analysis questionnaire • COPD/HF training events • Personalisation training • Promotional DVD
“Some really good ideas were generated and a general sense of enthusiasm was felt amongst the group “ “Game is an excellent training tool, need to access more info re our citizens journey”
Impact Outcome : Dudley Community Health • Skills Analysis Questionnaire • Development of LTC care pathways • COPD train the trainers Toolkit • “Whose shoes?" Personalisation training • Leadership and organisational change training.
Impact Outcomes : Wolverhampton PCT • All Services Evaluation Toolkit • Facilitated staff workshops • On-line toolkit
Impact Outcomes : Black Country MH partnership FT • Developing New Roles • Assistant Practitioner • Physician Assistant • Advanced Nurse Practitioner/ Consultant Nurse.
Focus Group Approach : • Band 2/3/4/ Support staff • Clinical Director Mental Health • Service Managers Acute, Recovery, Community, Older Adult.
Challenges of partnership working Resources needed to establish: • Common vision • Shared aims • Effective systems and infrastructures • Measures of added value and impact • RESILIANCE !!!!!
Action Research “learning by doing” - a group of people identify a problem, do something to resolve it, see how successful their efforts were, and if not satisfied, try again “ O’Brien (2001)
PLANNING Evaluating Identifying Changing Collaborating Organising Reviewing Workforce Development REFLECTING ACTING Analysing Interviewing Reporting Collecting Discussing Investigating OBSERVING Workforce Transformation using Action Research
Our learning A partnership approach can convey • Speedier learning, • Reduced duplication, better integration • Shared workload reduces individual resource investment • Improved cross boundary team working • Mutual support in planning and management of transformational change • Greater coherence of workforce planning and service development across the health economy
Your experience: Discussion groups 10 minutes 1. What types of collaborative/partnership work have you experienced or think could be feasible ? 2. How can you share creative solutions to achieve outcomes with limited resources? 3. How will you turn your idea into a reality ? 4. Develop one Action Point to take away with you
References • Boorman S., (2009) NHS Health and Wellbeing Leeds, Department of Health • Burns D., (2007). Systemic Action Research: A strategy for whole system change. Bristol, Policy Press • Department of Health (2009). Transforming Community Services: Resource Pack for Commissioners of Community Services, London, Department of Health • McNiff. J., (2002). Action research for professional development: concise advice for new action researchers, • O’Brien R., (2001). An Overview of the Methodological Approach of Action Research, In Roberto Richardson (Ed.), Theory and Practice of Action Research. João Pessoa, Brazil: Universidade Federal da Paraíba. (English version) • Reason P., Bradbury, H., (Eds.) (2001). Handbook of Action Research: Participative Inquiry and Practice, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage