Not being afraid to ask for support is a useful trait for management and leadership, and can help improve your team’s wellbeing. Read more in this opinion piece from Management Today here
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The number of people with dementia of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) origin is expected to rise significantly – a seven fold increase over 40 years compared to a two fold increase in the number of people with dementia across the whole UK population in the same period.
It is recognised that within the BAME communities there is low awareness of dementia and low numbers of people accessing dementia services. The ‘Prime Ministers Challenge on Dementia 2020’ outlines the need to reduce variation in dementia care, support and access across age, gender, and ethnicity. It commits to “an increase in the numbers of people of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic origin and other seldom heard groups who receive a diagnosis of dementia” and greater provision of culturally competent care, with staff better able to meet the diverse needs of people with dementia.
The Implementation Plan called for Health Education England to commission a film for health and social care providers that focuses on the specific needs of the African Caribbean community within the care process. ‘Finding Patience’ had been developed with the input of experts across the system and follows Patience and her family as they recognise and come to terms with her dementia and ultimately seek help. To date these films have been very well received nationally as an awareness raising tool and although these have been shared previously, I am sharing these again with the request that these are shared further within your networks.
HEE recognise that a wealth of tools and training packages may have been developed locally and in order to understand the level of activity and to share good practice, colleagues are encouraged to share any local developments in dementia awareness with local office leads, in a bid to promote existing good practice and reduce duplication nationally.
This year Fab Change Day is changing. A natural evolution into something rather special, #FabChangeWeek from Monday 13th to Friday 17th November 2017. A real opportunity to showcase long lasting change coming from the collective commitment of frontline staff in health and social care settings.
We know we can’t do it alone. We need people like you!
There are so many ways you can take part irrelevant of where you are within your organisation. Don’t ever think you can’t make a change happen… the power for change and transformation lies within each and every one of us.
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The Trust’s Memory Support Worker Team has helped create a film to showcase their work.
The team, which was set up in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society in 2015, works with people in Leeds who have memory problems, and their families. They ensure that those living with dementia are able to access meaningful information, advice and support. By doing this, they’ve enabled staff in the Memory Services in the Trust to re-focus their efforts on their clinical role.
The film follows Memory Support Worker, Gwen Oates, on a visit to service users Violet and Ted at home. “She [Gwen] does a lot for us,” explains Violet. “If there’s anything wrong, or if we have a problem, she helps us.”
In the film, we hear from Audrey, who also has first-hand experience of the difference the team can make. “The dementia is very, very difficult for me,” says Audrey. “I feel much more confident knowing that I’ve got a support worker that I can ring and get help from. It means an awful lot to me. “I look forward to when she comes. It’s a big help.”
Watch the Memory Support Worker film:
As you know we are delivering a programme of change for education to ensure that nurses and midwives are equipped for the future. I am writing to invite you to respond to our consultation on standards of proficiency for the future registered nurse and education framework.
The consultation launches on 13 June 2017 and runs until 12 September 2017.
The proposed standards and framework set out the way in which students will be educated in the future, and the standards they will have to meet in order to become registered nurses.
We value your views on this work, as you have expert knowledge on the skills nurses need, and play a key role in ensuring that all nurses and midwives meet standards of proficiency throughout their careers.
We’re emailing every nurse and midwife in the UK about the consultation tomorrow. It’s easy to get involved and promote the consultation to your networks by:
Prescribing and Medicines Management
A further consultation on our draft standards for prescribing and proposals to withdraw the Standards for Medicines Management will be launched on 15 June and ends on 14 September 2017.
What happens next?
Following the consultation, we anticipate that the final standards of proficiency for the future registered nurse and final education framework and will be discussed and agreed by Council and published in early 2018.
There will be an option for early adopter higher education institutions to implement the new nursing standards of proficiency into new degree programmes from September 2018. The final standards will be adopted by all higher education institutions by September 2019.
There are lots of ways to get involved and have your say – we look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Executive and Registrar
Nursing and Midiwfery Council
Have you seen this free tool from Public Health England: SHAPE (strategic health asset planning and evaluation https://shape.phe.org.uk/ .
It’s been around for several years and aims to do that mapping of both services, populations and drive-times.
You need to register to use it but the tool is free to health and local authority staff and is currently being developed to support STP decision-making around the impact of changing services on catchment populations
In addition to promoting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, managers have an important role to play in supporting staff that are experiencing mental health problems. This involves supporting employees in the workplace and supporting them back to work after a period of absence.
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