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August 2014 Widening Participation It Matters
www.hee.nhs.uk Workforce Planning Attracting and recruiting the right people to the posts we have identified Commissioning excellent education and training Lifelong investment in people Our Purpose and Core Functions Improve health and healthcare
www.hee.nhs.uk Widening Participation Matters because… Only 7% of the population attend independent schools, but the privately educated account for more than half of the top level of most professions (51% of Medical) Only a quarter of boys from working-class backgrounds get middle-class (professional or managerial) jobs Only a quarter of boys from working-class backgrounds get middle-class (professional or managerial) jobs Estimate that approximately 30% of current bands 1-4 workforce in the NW doesn’t have a level 2 qualification Just under 1 million 16- 24 year old people unemployed: 15% are classed as NEET A comprehensive school student with A-level grades BBB for example is likely to perform as well in their university degree as an independent or grammar school student with A-level grades ABB or AAB – i.e. one to two grades higher perform as well A comprehensive school student with A-level grades BBB for example is likely to perform as well in their university degree as an independent or grammar school student with A-level grades ABB or AAB – i.e. one to two grades higher perform as well This is a gap of 39.9 percentage between A level students from state schools going to most selective universities compared to those who attended independent schools.
www.hee.nhs.uk Widening Participation Matters because… The diversity profile of the current workforce in England is not representative of the general population that it seeks to serve Only 2.4% of NHS staff have a declared disability compared to 17% in population The diversity profile of those employed by the NHS is not representative across the key staff groups Discontinuation rates for male students 3% or higher for some programmes such as Speech Science, Nursing, Midwifery, and Radiography than compared to females Approximately a third less students on medical programmes attended a state school compared to students on other healthcare programmes For some healthcare programmes more black students discontinue their studies compared to students from other ethnic identities. There has been a decrease in the number of staff from BME backgrounds in senior positions within the NHS, despite the fact that 20% of nurses are from Black or other ethnic minorities.
www.hee.nhs.uk UK population demographics changing UK policy imperative to improve social mobility Equality and Diversity requires ongoing active commitment Participation in education and Employment = Wellbeing Further opportunities to attract underrepresented groups in healthcare More effective evaluation of Widening Participation developments needed Ethical: Corporate Social Responsibility Widening Participation Drivers for Improvement Widening Participation Drivers for Improvement Widening Participation – Drivers for Change
www.hee.nhs.uk Enabling Widening Participation
www.hee.nhs.uk 1).Improve monitoring and reporting of widening participation activities: Example Action - Ensure widening participation is a key theme for consideration included in all relevant education and workforce guidance and planning developments, related to the development of current and future workforce. 2). Enhance further the visibility and targeting of Health Careers Information, Advice and Guidance: Example Action - With involvement from representatives from identified underrepresented groups, review the presentation and relevance of current CIAG materials, resources and their potential for enhancement to ensure appropriate use. 3). Increase, through research and evaluation, the understanding and evidence of what works in relation to widening participation developments in healthcare education and workforce development: Example Action - develop a research programme to investigate at least three priority issues related to widening participation in healthcare education. Our Strategic Goals
www.hee.nhs.uk 4). Increase collaborative approaches in supporting Outreach Activity: Example Action - Identify, encourage and support models of engagement, between local HS employers, education providers and stakeholders, relevant to local context and geography, providing outreach programmes aimed at promoting access to healthcare education programmes. 5). Stimulate and increase the capacity of healthcare organisations in being able to expand and support work or work-related experience opportunities: Example Action - Promote and support through the Learning Development Agreements commitment by NHS organisations to the Work Experience Practice and the Ambassador Commitments Our Strategic Goals
www.hee.nhs.uk Links with other HEE strategic activity Education commissioning: Ensuring E and D is reflected in all programmes and monitor any impact on attrition Health careers strategy: engagement, IAG resources for promoting the NHS as an employer of choice Clinical graduates strategy: Monitoring the progression and characteristics of graduates as they progress to first destination Talent for Care: supporting entry into the workforce at Bands 1-4
www.hee.nhs.uk HEE Commitment Strategy reflects significant commitment but need to recognise this strategy will only have impact in the medium and long term Builds upon local activity Promote coherence at national level Enable HEE to engage as a national partners with other stakeholders
www.hee.nhs.uk Further Information Download the Widening Participation: It Matters strategy herehere For Further Information Dr Mike Farrell Associate Head of Education management (Health Education North West & Widening Participation Lead) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org@nw.hee.nhs.uk
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