Workforce Transformation Engagement sessions
N&W ICS Workforce Transformation team are pleased to announce a range of informal drop-in sessions.
These are open to anyone in Health and Care roles across Norfolk and Waveney to hear about a range of workforce initiatives being delivered system wide in line with #WeCareTogether, the Norfolk and Waveney People Plan.
They will provide an opportunity to share, connect and engage with colleagues across the system so that you can find out more about our plans to make N&W best place to work.
- highlight key workforce projects taking place across N&W
- provide useful updates for system audiences
- help us to develop future workforce projects and plans with your support
Sessions will be delivered by members of the system Workforce Team and our Partners with topics being launched every quarter. All sessions are at 4.30pm. This quarters topics are:
NextGen and Young People Project, Princes Trust
Our first session kicks off with Peter Hennessey’s update on NextGen and Young people in recruitment.
Next Gen Health and Care is a system wide pre-employment campaign, aimed at supporting 16-30 year olds in our local communities to access health and social care employment.
The campaign provides bespoke pre-employment support on an individual basis to ensure they have every chance of being successful at application interview, and we also provide recruitment and marketing support for system partners that are looking to reach a wider demographic.
In partnership with the Prince’s Trust, Next Gen Health and Care aims to support 75 16-30 year olds to gain HSC employment annually.
Click below to see Pete’s presentationView presentation
Legacy Mentor Roles, N&W ICB
Our second session was with Justin Brown and Diane Duric’s update on Legacy Mentor roles.
The Legacy mentor project has been a resounding success across Norfolk and Waveney with demonstrable evidence showing that the role supports retention across multiple sectors within health and social care.
Greater support is required for our nurses and AHPs reaching the end of their career to ensure a fluid transition and the option to ensure their extensive knowledge and skills are passed onto others.
The legacy Mentor role is one such way of achieving this ambition. Since the role commenced in Norfolk and Waveney it has been adopted by numerous other ICS’s.
This session will, therefore, provide an overview and update of the legacy mentors achievements and success’ to date including the audiences reached and the number of specialisms covered. It will update regards the benefits of the position and steps moving forwards to ensure continued success of the role, including highlights of evaluation compiled during the pilot project.View presentation
Developing Skills in Health & Social Care- Lynn Thorrington & Deon Ruiters, Norfolk County Council
Find out more about FULLY-FUNDED courses, accredited training and mentoring from the Developing Skills Project
Developing Skills can support any employee working in adult health & social care to develop their skills with fully-funded training and mentoring. Courses include functional skills in maths, English and IT, a course to embed the care certificate and training on strengths-based and person-centred approaches at Level 1, Level 2 accredited units on topics such as dementia awareness, autism awareness, learning disability support, understanding mental health, and more, and a Level 4 Aspiring Managers Programme. Each employee is assigned a dedicated mentor to guide them through the process and consider their own development. A new offering we have for 2022 – 2023 is a bespoke mentoring opportunity. Part-funded by the European Social Fund, we have 3000 places available before September 2023 so join Lynn, our dedicated Engagement Officer, to find our more and get involved.
N&W Collaborative Bank – Laura Green, JPUH
Over the last year the three Acute Trusts in Norfolk and Waveney (James Paget University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Queen
Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust) have been working to make it easier for Bank staff to work at any of these hospitals. Using CloudStaff technology, Bank staff registered with all three Bank / Temporary Staffing Teams are now able to view and book Bank shifts across all three hospitals. Plans are in place to roll out the system and software to all staff groups and more Trusts within the system over the coming months; relieving pressure on our local temporary workforce. Going into the winter, the Collaborative Bank team can talk you through how and when we can help.
Education Plan – Sharon Crowle, N&W ICB
This will be an opportunity to come and hear and discuss and provide ideas for the education plan and journey across Norfolk and Waveney. The Norfolk and Waveney education plan sets out the roadmap for all educators and staff across Norfolk and Waveney (N&W) to guide our actions with the intention to enable N&W to be the best place to work by 2025. This will ensure staff are equipped with the skills and confidence to deliver the best care now and in the future. Investing in our people and truly valuing educational developments, is key to attracting and retaining our people. Our Integrated Care System (ICS) will engage our people in the design of innovative
patient pathways supported by new roles and new ways of working recognising the important role educators provide in supporting the associated workforce changes. This plan will support the sharing of best practice, identify gaps that may exist and build solutions, embracing technology and supporting all types of learners. Robust education, training and support underpinned by Clinical Supervisions essential and will be available and accessible for all. The intention of the forthcoming year will be to work together with our educational partners to align our efforts to increase the support to learners, expand apprenticeships and ensure we achieve equality of opportunities across the system. Education for all our people is important to us and we want to develop, support and allow individuals to achieve their aspirations at all stages of their career. We aspire to lead the way with educational developments, encouraging research and innovative
practice to support the delivery of high-quality health & care.
Retention – Martin Pettifor N&W ICB
This sessions focus:
- Which staff groups and trusts have the highest turnover levels?
- Who is leaving the NHS rather than just moving between trusts or ICSs?
- What are our key retention initiatives?
- How can you help?
Healthcare Academy, Claire Winter, JPUH
The Health and Social care Academy run two cohorts over a 4 months and 6 months period and our programme works in partnership with JPUH, NNUH, QEHKL, NSFT, Social care, Primary care and local colleges and 6th forms.
This is an exciting initiative providing invaluable insight into the many roles, routes and opportunities available within Healthcare and the NHS.
Our sessions are run by health care professionals and offer excellent and engaging awareness into each individual topic, either done remotely using various engaging formats or face to face sessions within our Hospital site educational buildings.
Students also gain important life skills such as communications, professionalism, UCAS and application support.
We also offer information on Apprenticeship programmes and work experience placements.
We also offer up to date information, via our web page Noticeboard on many of the vast opportunities within the Healthcare sector and what qualifications are needed to apply.
Once graduated from this Academy, it’s a great addition to any young person’s personal statement.
Growing our workforce in N&W CYP Health Services – 0-19 Healthy Child Programme – Steph Holbrook and Helen Gray, CCS
Facing the challenges of recruitment and retention in the current climate Norfolk and Waveney Children & Young People Health Services- 0-19 Healthy Child Programme have developed new routes into the service that offer opportunity to those without existing nursing qualifications and those who have but are not sure if Specialist Community Public Health Nursing is the vocation of their choice yet.
These opportunities run alongside our development roles for existing staff to widen our 0-19 workforce and develop leaders of the future.
Please join us to hear about these exciting opportunities and our plans to further developments.
Volunteering – Jules Alderson, N&W ICB
After many month of partnership working and volunteer engagement, the NHS induction training for volunteers has been standardised and launched.
This exciting project brought Voluntary Service Leads, Subject Matter Specialists and Volunteers together to produced a set of bespoke training materials for volunteers joining our NHS provider organisations. Volunteers are now assured of a high quality, interactive session which will prepare them for their volunteering with the NHS and allow them to move between organisations without repeating the induction.
This session will provide an overview of the work to date, the benefits for staff and volunteers of developing a bespoke package, an opportunity to view one of the training videos produced through the project and feedback from early evaluation of the sessions.
This session will end by considering how the materials can be adapted and shared for wider use across the system.
Mental Health Workforce Plan & Pharmacy Workforce Plan – Ceinwen Mannall, N&W ICB
This will be an opportunity to hear about two key plans to develop our workforce and achieve our ambition to make Norfolk & Waveney the best place to work.
The mental health workforce plan was launched in October 2022, following engagement in 2021 and sets out the priorities for implementation including new roles, upskilling, health and wellbeing and culture.
The pharmacy workforce plan recognises the challenges across our system due to the increased value and opportunity to utilise pharmacy professionals to deliver patient care. Come and hear about the innovative projects, including a national pilot to attract and recruit newly qualified pharmacists and expansion of our pharmacy technician pipeline.