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NHS: Learning in Times of Change and Uncertainty
IFF have been working with NHS Education for Scotland to establish an education forum in the south east region bringing stakeholders together to discuss the learning needs of the NHS in times of uncertainty, change and complexity. There are four main objectives: - to establish a forum of relevant and informed NHS education stakeholders, able and willing to develop strategic perspective and understanding of the challenges facing stakeholders in meeting the needs of the South East NHS workforce and workforce development and how these needs might be met; - encourage participants from different sectors to engage, get to know others and build trust; - begin to develop and articulate an effective agenda, associated questions and the capacity to address these, leading to the identification of priority areas for action to improve the quality of patient care and value for money within the context of 'Delivering for Health'; - to agree a way forward which provides a catalyst for strategic change in addressing identified priorities.
NHS Education for Scotland, SE Regional Development Team
Last updated: 6 Dec 2011
Four meetings of the SE NHS Education Forum have been held. The reports from these events can be downloaded below. Each report has been used as the basis for discussion with various commissioning and workforce planning bodies within the NHS. A summary report outlining possible courses of action based on the outputs from the forum to date has also been produced for discussion at key policy making bodies. This is available on request to anybody interested in learning more about, extending or replicating this work (contact firstname.lastname@example.org) .
Documents for download
Click on the documents below to download them to your hard disk.
Beyond Squeezing the Balloon
report of a seminar to discuss how the NHS might usefully respond to the challenges currently facing the South East NHS which amount to a change of age
Date: 22 Sep 2010 Size: 708kB
Beyond Squeezing the Balloon: A Slide Resource
a resource slidebank for forum memebrs to draw upon in discussing the implications of a change of age for recruitment, training, development and retention of NHS staff
Date: 22 Sep 2010 Size: 7.0MB
Doing More with Less
Doing more with less is the report of the 7th SENES education forum held on 24 June 2011. It summarise discssion on how to appraoch six key issues for the NHs and NHS training
Date: 02 Sep 2011 Size: 247kB
Enabling Age as an Asset in the South East NHS Workforce
report of a seminar held to discuss the findings and implications of a two year research programme on Age as an Asset in the South east NHS
Date: 22 Sep 2010 Size: 382kB
Fourth Forum Report 27th May 2008
A report of the 4th forum discussion in which members used the IFF three horizons apporach to explore existing challenges in teaching Community Health Partnerships and specialist/generalist learning and teaching
Date: 28 Nov 2008 Size: 478kB
GPs at the Deep End
GPS working in some of the most deprived communties in scotland speak out
Date: 23 Sep 2011 Size: 3.5MB
Report of First Education Forum, 30 March 2006
Record of the first SE NHS Education Forum held in Edinburgh in March 2006. Conclusion: the NHS needs to learn how to operate in conditions of complexity and uncertainty. Our tried and tested methods are unlikely to fulfil this need.'
Date: 06 Jun 2007 Size: 87kB
Report of Second Education Forum 21 September 2006
Record of the second SE NHS Education Forum in September 2006: identifies major strategic development issues and first thoughts about action.
Date: 15 Mar 2009 Size: 334kB
Report of Third Education Forum, 21 March 2007
Record of the third SE NHS Education Forum in March 2007. Title - NHS learning, training and education in circumstances of complexity and uncertainty.
Date: 06 Jun 2007 Size: 1.5MB