AIEM for Health and Social Care

AIEM for Health and Social Care

Across Humber, Coast and Vale (HCV) Health and Social Care partners are working together to promote Health and Social Care as a career of choice.

This AIEM for Health and Social Care framework brings together the work that is happening across the region, highlighting examples of good practice, as well as sharing links to national resources that can be used to support people into Health and Social Care careers.

We are continuing to work with Partners to create a single point of access to the resources available.  These will be added to the sections below.

The framework model and guidance can be found here

A Careers Pathway has also been developed for the Humber, Coast and Vale area, which you can find below.

Information
We need to ensure that people have up to date and relevant information on the opportunities available in HCV. This is where we can provide more detailed information on for example, the roles and responsibilities of the job and how to enter the profession.

Click here to find out what information is available to help you develop awareness on Health and Social Care Careers.

Awareness
We need to consider how we develop awareness across HCV, who we target and how we create a positive perception of careers in Health and Social Care with a focus on diversity, inclusion and widening participation from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups.

Click here to access the resources available to help you develop awareness of Health and Social Care Careers.

Engagement
Engagement is an opportunity for people to interact directly with employers, to have any questions answered, to visit the setting where they could be based and potentially experience elements of the role they are interested in all of which could cement their interested in a career in health and social care.

To find out more about the resources available to support Employer Engagement click here

Mentorship and Raising Aspirations
The underpinning principle of the Step into Health and Social Care Framework is how we can raise aspirations and support those who may need that bit of additional support to enter the Health and Social Care sector.  Mentoring is an effective way to support and encourage people who have made the decision to work in Health and Social Care develop in their career.

To find out more about the resources available to support Mentoring and Raising Aspirations click here

Further Reading

 Ambassadors

Following the recommendations from the AIEM Framework to maximise the reach and impact of employer engagement, in January 2020 the Workforce Consortium Delivery Group agreed the proposal to develop an ambassador scheme in Humber, Coast and Vale.

An employer led ambassador scheme can bring several benefits to both staff and organisations, including:

Increasing recruitment by:

  • raising awareness of your sector, your organisation and the roles available
  • inspiring and investing in the future workforce

Supporting retention by:

  • developing key skills for staff
  • motivating current staff by enabling them to share their experiences

A task and finish group has been established to take the forward which was originally due to meet March 2020.

Project Update

A slightly revised project timetable will see the first task and finish group meeting, to be held virtually, in early June.  A draft action plan and TOR for the task and finish group has been created and initial work to scope national schemes and local participation data has already been undertaken.

Taking into account changes affecting workplaces and events at this time, the premise of an Ambassador scheme, as detailed above, should still be relevant.  However, the ways in which these ambassadors engage with employers, prospective employees and students may change.  For example career fairs are being held virtually at this time.

 Apprenticeships

Our Apprenticeship Work Across Humber, Coast and Vale

We work to promote and enable apprenticeships in local health and social care organisations, providing operational support to deliver workforce transformation across the Humber, Coast and Vale region.

Focusing on how apprenticeships can be used to bridge skills gaps and develop current workforces. Additionally, supporting organisations to maximise the funding opportunities available to train staff using apprenticeships with a particular focus on the transfer of the levy money between the levy paying organisation and the non-levy paying organisation.

We can help employers identify roles and standards that would suit apprenticeships, and match a desired role to an available standard.

 

How can we support you?

  • Support with training needs analyses and workforce development planning
  • Advice on the infrastructure needed to host an apprentice
  • Help non-levy paying employers set up the relevant online system (the digital apprenticeship service)
  • Match non-levy paying employers to levy paying employers who will provide the money to pay for the training
  • Support the transfer offering E-mail, telephone and face to face advice

If you are in the Humber, Coast and Vale region and considering apprenticeships in the future, or want to find out more then please do not hesitate to contact the workforce team

Health and Social Care Rotational Apprenticeships

The pilot Hull and East Riding project, has an initial cohort of apprentices employed by Care providers, including East Riding of Yorkshire Council, with placements provided in various health settings across Hull and East Riding. The apprentice will be employed under the terms and conditions of their respective employer.  The employers will utilise training and education providers that they already contract with, this being Selby College for all employers, a placement agreement will set out the responsibilities of each party concerned.

Project Update

The original plan was for the placements to take place in months 7, 9 and 11 of the 15 month programme, with some flex dependent on placement availability and student readiness.  Month 1 = January 2020 and these placements would have been in July, September and November 2020.

Under the current circumstances, consideration has been given pushing these placements back into the last six months of the programme and potentially the last three months (January, February, March 2021) if necessary.  The situation will be reviewed regularly.  The training provider has confirmed that the timing of the placements will not impact on the apprentices’ progression through their training and the apprentice mentoring, training and assessment is continuing as normal.

All employers and the placement organisation, have agreed these contingency plans.

Nursing Associate Apprenticeships

The Workforce Consortium is leading and coordinating the development of the nursing associate role across the Humber, Coast and Vale, particularly in out-of-hospital settings. This is to ensure that organisational workforce needs are met across the system and that newly registered nursing associates are given adequate support to work and thrive in our region. Click here to see our work so far.

Here is an infographic for employers and staff  with information on the role in the Humber, Coast and Vale area.

Higher Education Institutes

Higher Education Institutes in our region have had to respond and adapt their programmes to the social restrictions put in place by the UK government due to Covid19. For further information, please see their webpages with updated guidance for students:

Primary Care

The Workforce Consortium has been working to share information with Primary Care colleagues on the nursing associate role. We have developed a case study with Primary Care colleagues that illustrates the experience of a trainee nursing associate in practice. We have also been working with Haxby Group Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub, Health Education England and local Higher Education Institutions to develop an information pack for Primary Care.

Following subsequent interest from GP practices, the Workforce Consortium has worked with large employers to share some of their levy to support over 20 apprenticeships in Primary Care. These apprentices will start in 2020 and will be supported by the region’s training providers, Primary Care Workforce Training Hubs and the Workforce Consortium with advice and support on adapting their studies as a result of the Covid19 pandemic.

Social Care

The Workforce Consortium are keen to support our social care and independent sector employers develop nursing associate role where required across Humber, Coast and Vale. As such we are working with Health Education England to develop a package of support that will enable trainee nursing associates to be recruited and trained with a view to employment on completion of the programme. With this in mind it has been agreed that Humber, Coast and Vale will pilot some work to enable sufficient growth of nursing associate roles in the social care sector for the Yorkshire, Humber and North East region.

We recognise that Covid19 has had a significant impact on social care providers. We will therefore be working closely with the sector to understand how to overcome these challenges and enable the creation of new roles.

Further Reading

Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO)

The Workforce Consortium has secured funding for a hospice-led ECHO initiative that will create more learning opportunities for care home staff to complement existing activity. The funding will help to develop three hubs in North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire; Scarborough, Ryedale and York; and Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire, which will be led by local hospices.

North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire

Lindsey Lodge Hospice and St Andrews Hospice

Throughput the COVID-19 crisis, Project ECHO has been working with local partners to support care providers in the region through delivery of virtual training. This has included working with a team from Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NLaG) to offer training to upskill care staff to take and record a set of clinical observations (pulse, temperature, blood pressure and respiratory rate) which can then be passed on to the Single Point of Access (SPA) team or a GP. This is extremely valuable at a time when access to care homes is limited for health professionals. There has been positive feedback on these sessions

We worked with Claire Hebden, Macmillan End of Life Lead Nurse for Community Services to deliver a one-off session on Care in the Last Days of Life for both care homes and homecare providers. There were 45 participants from 9 providers in attendance for the first session and due to high demand, we repeated this session once more in May and again in June. It was the first time that Claire had delivered training in this way. She said afterwards, ‘I think this is certainly a platform we need to continue to use after the whole Covid situation settles down, being able to reach so many in one session is fantastic!’. This session ties in well with our planned ECHO End of Life networks for care homes, homecare providers and specialist providers which have been postponed due to COVID-19.  We plan to run these within the next few months.

We have recently started working with Northern Lincolnshire CCG to offer twice daily sessions to care homes on infection control and safe use of PPE.  So far, 116 staff from 27 care homes have completed this training. This is part of a larger project which involves face-to-face training and train the trainer sessions. It is great to be able to contribute to something that is having a direct impact on increasing the safety of residents and care staff. 

Project ECHO continues to liaise with partners to see how we can best support care providers at this time whilst developing plans for a ‘new normal’ once this crisis phase has resolved. 

For further information or to get involved, please contact the team

York and North Yorkshire

St Leonards Hospice and St Catherine’s Hospice

St Leonards and St Catherines Hospices, in collaboration with local CCGs, host weekly TeleECHO sessions for care home managers and related professionals across both the Vale of York and Scarborough & Ryedale. Sessions have included a range of topics, from PPE to Bereavement and sharing lessons learnt from caring for patients with Covid-19.

Our principles are around sharing knowledge (everyone is a learner and a teacher), applying case based learning wherever possible and offering a supportive collaborative network for professionals to connect with each other during these challenging times. Feedback has been positive and the strengths of the ECHO approach in terms of mutual support are much appreciated and commented on. Details on the sessions for the Vale of York are detailed here, with Scarborugh and Ryedale to follow.

Future curriculum is continually in development and we are very keen to work with care providers and professionals to ensure that we meet their learning needs.

If you are interested in joining these networks, please contact the team

Hull and East Riding

St Leonards Hospice and St Catherine’s Hospice

St Leonards and St Catherines Hospices, in collaboration with local CCGs, host weekly TeleECHO sessions for care home managers and related professionals across both the Vale of York and Scarborough & Ryedale. Sessions have included a range of topics, from PPE to Bereavement and sharing lessons learnt from caring for patients with Covid-19.

Our principles are around sharing knowledge (everyone is a learner and a teacher), applying case based learning wherever possible and offering a supportive collaborative network for professionals to connect with each other during these challenging times. Feedback has been positive and the strengths of the ECHO approach in terms of mutual support are much appreciated and commented on. Details on the sessions for the Vale of York are detailed here, with Scarborugh and Ryedale to follow.

Future curriculum is continually in development and we are very keen to work with care providers and professionals to ensure that we meet their learning needs.

If you are interested in joining these networks, please contact the team

Support for Registered Managers

Seminars

We are delivering a series of seminars to support Registered Managers, Deputies and Aspiring Managers across Humber, Coast and vale.

Topics for the seminars have been suggested by local care sector providers and have been themed around, personal development, team development and service development. The feedback received has been excellent.

Details of forthcoming seminars will be available in due course.

Click here for further details on our work so far and how you can suggest topics for future seminars.

Resources

Skills for Care

Skills for Care have a wealth of information and resources for Registered Manager and Care Homes which you may find useful.

Storm Care Managers Inner Circle

This is a closed group on Facebook that is exclusively for Care Home Managers to share best practise and information.