Mobilisation of the Community Hub Prototypes (Bollington Disley & Poynton BDP and Knutsford) is well underway with 8 work streams established to focus on:
- Whole systems approach to older people’s services
- Unified approach to the management of diabetes
- Medicines Management
- Dementia Pathway
- End of Life Care
- Service Directory & sign-posting
- Unified Knutsford Nursing Approach
- Community paramedic support to a residential care home
There are workforce impacts for each of these work streams – in particular around skills development, working across professional and organisational boundaries and role re-design.
The Working Longer Project Task & Finish Group is making good progress. Flexible retiree’s across the system have participated in focus groups and 1:1 interviews to share their experience of flexi-ble retirement which will help inform improvements –such as awareness raising and providing information and guidance for those considering their retirement options. Dates have been pub-lished for Career Transition Workshops and Train the Trainer Ses-sions and are being circulated widely across Partner organisations.
A Caring Together System Organisational Development Strategy is being developed and we are keen to engage with as many people as possible to help shape the strategy and the programmes of work to deliver it. Conversations are being set up across Partner organi-sations to provide the opportunity for people to contribute – if you would like to get involved please get in touch.
The work of the Career Hub is accelerating at pace and the team has made significant progress with engaging people to consider careers in health and care. it’s impossible to do justice to all th
The launch of the Health Ambassador project at the end of May has now seen over 60 colleagues across Cheshire offering to get involved with promoting careers in health and care. Staff from a wide variety of profes-sions have volunteered to be involved in a number of ways including sup-porting careers events, talking to small groups about their career and also mentoring potential new recruits. The Hub is planning on utilising the Health Ambassadors more widely in order to support events when the new academic term starts in September.
East Cheshire NHS Trust has recently hosted 3 interns in part-nership with Health Education England and Career Ready. Tom Coates from All Hallows Catholic College and Jake Wood and Tom Briers from Tytherington School have recently spent 4 weeks finding out more about the NHS and how large organisa-tions work. The students worked with various departments around the trust including procurement, finance, service plan-ning and radiology. At the end of the internship, all 3 students presented on their time with the trust, and it was clear to see that they had found it a very enlightening experience as they hadn’t considered how many different roles there were within the NHS. Tom Brier is now considering a career in radi-ography, something that he hadn’t really thought about before. This is the second year that the trust has host-ed interns, and once again, all of them were fantastic! Everyone involved has com-mented how they would love to see them employed at the trust in the future.
Was hosted at South Cheshire College in July, this 4 day event welcomed local school children aged 9 to 11 years old to attend a wide variety of sessions related to the world of work or further education. The Career Hub’s session included looking at the wide variety of NHS careers, encouraging the children to dress-up in different uniforms. The session also included partnership working with Tesco, who talked about healthy lunch boxes, the hidden sugars in foods and had a hands-on session making fruit kebabs. The British Heart Foundation also worked with us to provide the children with some vital information on basic CPR, which they were able to have a go at on manikins. The sessions were very well received with pupils and teachers alike, and it is hoped that this can be replicated in other areas within the Hub’s remit.
Fair Train Accreditation
Health Education England (North West) have agreed to fund interested trust’s in order for them to gain the Fair Train Work Experience Quality Standard. East Cheshire Trust is currently reviewing its work experience processes, so this is the perfect opportunity gain a recognised kite mark to demonstrate its com-mitment to offering quality placements. Further updates to follow once the self-assessment has been submitted.
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