Valuing our staff
Promoting partnership working in Coventry and Warwickshire
In order to support the delivery of the Long-Term Plan and People Plan; Health Education England (HEE) developed 24 Allied Health Professions Faculty test beds across the country.
AHP Faculty Test beds are an expert advisory group and a connecting forum to the whole health and care system. They provide a setting for key stakeholders to work together to ensure that there was enough health care staff to meet demands. The aim of the AHP Faculties is to improve the co-ordination of workforce activity across Integrated Care Systems with a focus on supply, education and training to secure the current supply pipeline and future growth of the AHP workforce.
The project so far has resulted in the successful provision of students from across the country during COVID pandemic including shared job descriptions and contracting terms during paid placements. It facilitated an increase of 24% in the number of students placed despite the challenges of COVID-19.
Supporting newly qualified health professionals
A New to Practice Professional Development Programme (NTPP), was designed to help newly qualified GPs, Practice Nurses and allied healthcare professionals in their first years of practice. The aim was to create a platform for multi-professional education and provide sessions focused on essential nonclinical skills required for work in general practice. It also looked to help improve networking and reduce the feeling of isolation.
The programme has received positive feedback and has been accepted for poster presentation at the Royal College of General Practitioners annual conference to be held in October 2021 in Liverpool.