The Delivery of Education and Training Programmes to a Community and Primary Care Workforce

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156793
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Delivery of Education and Training Programmes to a Community and Primary Care Workforce
Abstract:
The Delivery of Education and Training Programmes to a Community and Primary Care Workforce
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Simpson-Prentis, Sharon, PhD, BA, MSc
P.I. Institution Name:Bradford City Teaching Primary Care Trust
Title:Professional Development Unit Lead
Co-Authors:Linda Dobrzanska, Msc, Dip(N), PGCe
The British National Health service has undergone several reorganisations since its? inception in 1940. The main intention underpinning each reorganisation has been to improve patient care and promote excellence in clinical practice. In 2001 Teaching Primary Care Trusts (PCT) were created to address difficulties in the recruitment and retention of health care professionals in economically disadvantaged areas.  The organisational forms of Teaching Trusts were not prescribed, instead each was encouraged to develop unique approaches to improving the range and quality of healthcare they offered.  One teaching PCT in Northern England with a diverse multi ethnic patient community, created a Professional Development Unit (PDU). The PDU was formed in 2003 to provide effective clinical leadership alongside practice development to community and primary care nurses. A range of clinicians including nurse specialists, representatives from other health professionals, administrative support and a research co-ordinator are involved in the PDU.  The activities of the Unit are underpinned by the principle of promoting clinically effective practice against nationally recognised competencies. Although originally nursing specific, the Unit has now evolved to support multidisciplinary learning with an emphasis on inter-professional collaboration. Knowledge and skill advancement is achieved through the delivery of: Evidence-based clinical workshops, Specialist interest groups, Clinical practice forums to discuss a variety of issues, Clinical supervision, Mentorship preceptorship (a support programme for the newly qualified), and Bi-monthly newsletters The strategic approaches undertaken by the PDU ensure effective partnership between policy makers, managers, educators and practitioners to promote the exchange of research, practice and education.  The presentation will focus on the approach used by the PDU to deliver education and training to staff which is transferable to other health care settings.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Delivery of Education and Training Programmes to a Community and Primary Care Workforceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156793-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Delivery of Education and Training Programmes to a Community and Primary Care Workforce</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Simpson-Prentis, Sharon, PhD, BA, MSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Bradford City Teaching Primary Care Trust</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professional Development Unit Lead</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sharon.simpson-prentis@bradford.nhs.uk</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Linda Dobrzanska, Msc, Dip(N), PGCe</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The British National Health service has undergone several reorganisations since its? inception in 1940. The main intention underpinning each reorganisation has been to improve patient care and promote excellence in clinical practice. In 2001 Teaching Primary Care Trusts (PCT) were created to address difficulties in the recruitment and retention of health care professionals in economically disadvantaged areas.&nbsp; The organisational forms of Teaching Trusts were not prescribed, instead each was encouraged to develop unique approaches to improving the range and quality of healthcare they offered.&nbsp; One teaching PCT in Northern England with a diverse multi ethnic patient community, created a Professional Development Unit (PDU).&nbsp;The PDU was formed in 2003 to provide effective clinical leadership alongside practice development to community and primary care nurses. A range of clinicians including nurse specialists, representatives from other health professionals, administrative support and a research co-ordinator are involved in the PDU.&nbsp; The activities of the Unit are underpinned by the principle of promoting clinically effective practice against nationally recognised competencies. Although originally nursing specific, the Unit has now evolved to support multidisciplinary learning with an emphasis on inter-professional collaboration.&nbsp;Knowledge and skill advancement is achieved through the delivery of:&nbsp;Evidence-based clinical workshops, Specialist interest groups, Clinical practice forums to discuss a variety of issues, Clinical supervision, Mentorship preceptorship (a support programme for the newly qualified), and Bi-monthly newsletters&nbsp;The strategic approaches undertaken by the PDU ensure effective partnership between policy makers, managers, educators and practitioners to promote the exchange of research, practice and education.&nbsp; The presentation will focus on the approach used by the PDU to deliver education and training to staff which is transferable to other health care settings.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T15:08:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T15:08:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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