Training routes into the NHS – Infographic

NHS Employers, February 2019

This infographic shows the additional options that are available to complement traditional training and recruitment routes.This resource can help employers to identify and consider additional routes that can be used to:

  • support workforce challenges
  • recruit from the local community
  • build career pathways

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Mental Wellbeing Commission report

NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission, February 2019

This report sets out the findings of the NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission.  The Commission aimed to discover and review evidence of good practice where the mental health and wellbeing of staff and learners in NHS organisations has been made an organisational priority. The Commission has examined successful interventions from around the country, to identify what has worked well and what could be adopted widely.

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Developing People – Improving Care

NHS Improvement, February 2019

This guidance provides an evidence-based national framework to guide action on improvement skill-building, leadership development and talent management for people in NHS-funded roles.

The framework focuses on helping NHS and social care staff to develop four critical capabilities:

  • systems leadership
  • established quality improvement methods
  • inclusive and compassionate leadership
  • talent management

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Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future

Health Education England, February 2019

This is the report of the findings of the Topol Review, led by Dr Eric Topol.  The review explored how to prepare the healthcare workforce, through education and training, to deliver the digital future.  The report looks at how technological and other developments are likely to change the roles and functions of clinical staff, and investigates the skills that will be needed for these roles and how health education will need to adapt to facilitate this.

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An evaluation of the Mersey Care Professional Advice Area

Liverpool John Moores University Public Health Institute, August 2018

In April 2015, Mersey Care obtained funding for one year to set up an Enterprise and Employment (EE) Hub. This hub aimed to help service users on their path to employment and to help link up Mersey Care services with local employment support services and recruiting businesses. After funding ended in April 2016, the EE-Hub was subsumed into the Professional Advice Area (PAA), which relocated to its permanent base in the Life Rooms, Walton in May 2016. On the whole, the aims and activities of the service have remained the same: Mersey Care’s PAA aims to help people improve their personal development skills and gain meaningful employment. Although predominantly created for Mersey Care service users, the service also accepts GP and any self-referrals from individuals residing within the Mersey Care footprint. Activities delivered at the PAA encompass a range of employability and personal development courses. These include: housing advice, CV writing, interview practice, business set up, self-employment start up, pathways advice and employability skills training.

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Evaluation of Introduction of Nursing Associates: Phase 1 report for Health Education England

Traverse, July 2018

An independent evaluation of the first cohort of trainee nursing associate (TNA) pilot sites, commissioned by Health Education England. The report is primarily focused on evaluating the training and development of TNAs. It provides insights into challenges and benefits of the new role, emerging impacts of the TNA training, and reflections on the approaches to academic and work-based learning settings. It also provides recommendations about how to support TNAs while in training.

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