Health Education England have created two strategic Frameworks known as Talent for Care and Widening Participation: it matters that aim to improve the quality of patient care in a system that faces a challenging future.
The Talent for Care framework has three main areas for action:
• Get in – improving opportunities for people to start their career in a support role
• Get on – supporting people to be the best that they can be in the job they do
• Go further – providing opportunities for career progression, including into the registered professions.
Making the best use of Apprenticeships is at the heart of the Talent for Care strategic intentions. The benefits of using apprenticeships to develop existing staff and enable young people to start their careers within the NHS have been widely recognised by practices across the county.
The Foundation degree of Arts in Health Care Practice is delivered by University Campus Suffolk and is suitable education for individuals aiming for Assistant Practitioner roles. click here to find out more.
The Connect worker shadowing project provides staff from different organisations with the opportunity to shadow colleagues from police, voluntary sector, NHS or social care.
Traineeships have been developed in response to research showing that young people frequently lack the knowledge and experience employers expect in the workplace. A traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that unlocks the great potential of young people and prepares them for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’. Designed to help young people aged 16 to 24 who don’t yet have the appropriate skills or experience, traineeships provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure an apprenticeship or employment.
Widening participation: it matters aims to attract people from a diverse range of backgrounds to pursue a career in healthcare through engagement with local education providers and work experience projects.
If you would to find out more about how you can inspire your future workforce, click below
- Inspiring the Future – Nurse in Primary Care
- Inspiring the Future – Healthcare Assistant
- What is a Health Ambassador?
Backfill is available for the Launch and Foundation module
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The Edward Jenner programme is your first port of call if you’re looking to build a strong foundation of leadership skills that can help enhance your confidence and competence in your role.
The programme will support you as you develop essential leadership skills; open to all, this programme leads to an NHS Leadership Academy award in Leadership Foundations.
If you want to feel more able to deal with the daily challenges of working in healthcare, better equipped to care for patients, lead services and provide leadership for those around you – supporting them to do their job better – the Edward Jenner programme is for you.
The programme has been designed with health and care staff, for everyone working in a health and care context. Highly practical and patient-focused, it’s a great way to understand the purpose, challenges and culture of the NHS.
It’s flexible and enlightening, helping you get a fresh perspective on the impact you have on the patient experience – either directly or indirectly
The programme has been redesigned to offer even more flexibility; Launch takes up to five hours and Foundations is designed to be studied over six weeks.
- The Launch and Foundations programme is free to access and based online
- The Edward Jenner programme leads to an NHS Leadership Academy Award in Leadership Foundations
For the individual:
- The programme has been designed for colleagues who are new to health and care or an aspiring leader at the start your leadership journey.
- Invest in your own personal leadership development delivered in three levels. Launch and Foundations are online, free to access and can be studied in your own time. Advanced is £350 with two options to choose from depending on your personal learning style (you only need to complete one as the content is the same across both): Building (option 1) and Exploration (option 2) which are delivered in 3 face to face workshops over 3 months.
- It enables you to become a part of the Academy’s wider membership, connecting with other health and social care colleagues and peers on the programme to share ideas, solve difficult problems and build you own support network.
- Apply your new skills in-role as you learn throughout the programme and make immediate improvements to patient care.
- Completion and passing of Launch and Foundations leads to an NHS Leadership Academy Award and is a pre-requisite to progress onto Advanced.
National Leadership Academy, 2016
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