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Southport & Ormskir's Education, Training & Library Services.
Over the past 8 years Health Education England, North West under the former North Western Deanery has been committed to training Windmills Champions to deliver careers workshops to Foundation trainees within Trusts.
Our group of champions has slowly reduced over the years and following the integration of the two former deaneries and we are now looking to increase our number of trainers and extend the delivery of the sessions across the whole North West.
We hope to ensure that Windmills sessions are available to all Foundation trainees across the North West and there is potential to open up this opportunity for careers reflection to other grades of doctors at a career crossroad.
This is a great opportunity for NHS staff to develop their career training skills and help doctors in need of career support.
The programmes consist of career management tools with a focus on enhancing self-awareness and career management skills. Through a range of stimulating and interactive exercises, workshop participants will explore activities designed to help them consider their own career. Workshop aims include:
We have identified two dates from the Windmills training organisation 30th and 31st March 2017 and if we get interest from across the North West we will look to obtain a central venue such as the Warrington area.
In the first instance please can you let us know expressions of interest (names and email addresses) by Wednesday 11th January 2017 by return email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information on the Windmills programme can be found on the following website: http://www.windmillsonline.co.uk/
NEW! TRANSFORMING INTEGRATED PALLIATIVE & END OF LIFE CARE MODULE AT EDGE HILL COLLEGE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH QUEENSCOURT HOSPICE
Many of you will be aware that we have been working to provide opportunities for more academic study of palliative and end of life care for those who are interest. When we surveyed the Trust earlier this year there was a good deal of interest and it seems to have taken a long time to get to the point we have reached. Edge Hill University and Queenscourt have formally gone into partnership to deliver this education and the first module has been validated and the faculty at the Terence Burgess Education Centre approved to teach it.
The module is for frontline clinical staff of all professions (medical, nursing, AHP) and will consider the application of theory and evidence to practice to support you in your daily work. Palliative and end of life care is crucial to those who have need of it, we have only one chance to get it right for patients and their families and we know that many staff are very keen to do their very best. This module will give them the knowledge, skills and confidence to do so.
The module will start in February and run for 15 weeks mainly on Thursday mornings for the face to face content, although there will be a two day block at the beginning to get everyone going. A small element will be delivered online where there will be resources and discussion for participants. The assignment at the end will be a very practical application of learning to everyday practice. The module can be self-funded or through CPD Apply funding.
Find out more on the Edge Hill website and for a discussion about what the module entails or to register interest please email email@example.com.
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The long running and hugely successful Personal, Fair and Diverse (PFD) campaign has around 5000 champions across organisations in the NHS.
If you are passionate about an NHS with patients at its heart, care about working in an NHS which is fair and accessible to all, and believe that diverse workplaces make organisations better, you should join our PFD champions network.
To refresh the campaign we are launching a PFD closed Facebook group. By joining the new Facebook group you can become part of a wider conversation, sharing stories, learning, best practice and ideas with PFD champions from the NHS.
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Dan is highly respected as a subject matter expert on workplace inclusion. He has a particular expertise in the science and application of unconscious bias and leadership decision making, as well as the role of organisational culture in shaping leadership and team behaviours.
Dan is acknowledged as an inspirational speaker and expert facilitator, having delivered workshops to global organisations based in London, Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam, Beijing, Frankfurt, Munich, Brussels, Zurich, Moscow, Dubai, New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai, and Bali.
Dan spoke at the diversity and inclusion conference about how the behaviours of inclusive leaders can be applied in the health and social care sector to bring about real cultural change.
Take a look at Dan's conference presentation, and watch a short video where he reinforces some of his key messages about behaviours.Read a blog from Dan, Bias in leadership: What's your story?
You can contact Dan on LinkedIn: Dan Robertson or Twitter: @dan_robertson1 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurses at UHMBT have delivered over £150,000 in savings in the last fifteen months by identifying nursing products and equipment that are both the best quality for patients and provide the best value for money to taxpayers.
The team of nurses from across the Trust have been actively engaged in what the Trust orders for its wards as part of the nursing supplies group. This group works alongside the Trust’s procurement team to ensure that nursing products bought to deliver patient care are of the highest quality and that the same products are used across the Trust wherever possible to make it easier for staff and more efficient. Their hard work has led to over £150,000 of savings which included:
To help highlight to all nursing staff the cost of the various pieces of equipment they use, the Trust is also trialing red, amber and green stickers on ward 35 at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. The stickers aim to provide nurses with a reminder that when choosing a product, it is important to use the most suitable one – both in terms of the needs of the patient and the associated cost. For example if a nurse needs a standard intravenous giving set, the one with the green sticker is significantly less expensive and will do the job well, when compared with the very expensive red one which is for use in a limited number of specific uses.
Sue Smith, Executive Chief Nurse, UHMBT said: “Lord Carter recently reported that the NHS in England could save £5bn a year through improved staff organisation and a better approach to purchasing. “This isn’t about us not stocking certain products. It’s about looking at what we do stock and seeing whether there are other products available on the market that offer the same quality and benefits but at a more cost effective price. “By taking a Trust-wide approach to ordering and procuring, the nursing supplies group not only ensures the clinical effectiveness of the medical products we purchase so our products are high quality and safe for our patients but it also saves the Trust money that can then be reinvested into patient care. “The Department of Health attended our recent nursing supplies group meeting to observe how the group works. The purpose of the visit was part of the Departments of Health’s efforts to identify and replicate good practice throughout the NHS.”
MY HEALTH GUIDE - AN APP TO HELP LEARNING DISABLED ADULTS TO TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLE IN THEIR HEALTH CARE
My Health Guide – is a tablet app (iOS, Android) to help learning-disabled adults take an active role in their health care. The app lets them record important items (text/audio/video/image) in easy-to-make ‘boxes’.
Users can customise the app’s appearance and behaviour, and can control the structure of the content within the app. The app also allows professionals, with the user’s agreement, to add content that can help in understanding and reinforcing professional advice. People who use services and the front-line staff who support them have been heavily involved in the app’s design and testing.
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HEE would like to invite you to the 5th Annual SAS Doctor Conference to be held on Friday, 30th June 2017 with the venue likely to be the Macron Stadium, Bolton (this will be confirmed)
Over the past 4 years we have had real high quality speakers from partnering organisations and huge engagement and interaction from our SAS doctor community.
This year we are hoping to secure the fantastic Paul McGee (SUMO Guy) www.theSUMOguy.com and would really like you to attend.
Please hold the date for now and we will be in touch in the New Year with final arrangements and booking details.
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