Seven innovative projects from across the ICS priority areas have been awarded funding from our partners Health Education England (HEE) to drive forward workforce initiatives focused on prevention, improving population health and healthy life expectancy.
Each of the ICS priority areas were required to demonstrate that their initiatives would help to deliver our shared vision of improving the health of our communities to receive funding.
Ken Bremner, senior responsible officer for ICS workforce transformation programme, said: “We are delighted that Health Education England has made this funding available. This is a great example of how working across organisations and ICS priority areas to think innovatively about our workforce can make a real impact for our patients and staff.”
Successful projects include:
- £68,400 to launch a social prescribing link worker training hub providing access to training across the region (population health management and prevention).
- £30,000 to scope flexible worker roles and make recommendations for taking this forward across the region (workforce transformation). This project aims to move away from set roles in organisations to a more flexible employment approach enabling more community focused care and greater job satisfaction.
- £120,309 to fund workforce development lead posts for caring for older people programme (optimising health services).
- £40,000 for a positive behavioural support coalition to establish quality standards to support people with learning disabilities and/or autism and behaviours that challenge (learning difficulties and autism).
- £53,000 persistent physical symptoms (PPS) online training course for staff, giving them the opportunity to put their learning into practice and test their skills and knowledge in a virtual consultation (mental health).
- £30,390 for the launch of first aid training for young people with mental health problems (optimising health services).
- £100,000 to appoint two practitioners to support primary care organisations to take part in the Better Health at Work award and facilitate sharing of good practice from existing participants (population health and prevention). http://www.betterhealthatworkne.org/