Presentation on theme: "Lifelong Learning at Salford EuLearn Meeting, Bucharest, September 2005 Renata Eyres Associate Dean Enterprise. Faculty of Health & Social Care."— Presentation transcript:
Lifelong Learning at Salford EuLearn Meeting, Bucharest, September 2005 Renata Eyres Associate Dean Enterprise. Faculty of Health & Social Care
Context North West of England Adjoined to Manchester Two cities - total population over 2 Million 14 HEIs in the region as a whole University of Salford
Salford University 18,000 Students 4 faculties, 13 schools Health & Social Care Business and Informatics, Arts/Media/Social Science, Science/Engineering & Environment University of Salford
Lifelong Learning in Health & Social Care Requirement for healthcare professionals to demonstrate continuing professional development Professional Regulation for maintaining registration Role development and skill mix Shortage of medical professionals Impact of national and European legislation e.g EWTD
Supported locally by Strategic Health Authorities Contract agreements for delivery of continuing education opportunities Key drivers: Knowledge and Skills Framework Skill Mix / Role Development »Competency frameworks »Appraisal »Professional Portfolio Lifelong Learning
National Project funded by Department of Health ‘Developing a Shared Framework for Health Professional Learning beyond Registration’
Stimulus for Framework The requirements of staff to work in multi-disciplinary, multiprofessional and multi-agency teams, in new or extended roles. Confusion caused by the lack of common terminology. Concern over the link between CPD* and the effect on patient outcomes.** A desire for common processes for setting and monitoring standards in CPD. Difficulties associated with transferability of learning – especially between employers Complexity of key drivers and initiatives that influence delivery of the modern health service, in tandem with the on- going development of the scope of professional practice.
Outcomes A mechanism for linking CPD to outcomes for patients has been identified and developed. A ‘Unit Level Support Tool’ has been developed and is currently being piloted. A glossary of proposed terminology for the Framework has been developed. A proposed customised Performance Management Tool for Organisations (The Balanced Scorecard) for the planning, implementation, monitoring and control of CPD. A process and format for annual appraisal and the common components for Portfolios and Personal Development Plans has been developed.
Public Sector - Regional Development Agency and HEI PCET : Shaping the Future for education and training to deliver integrated health and social care in the region www.pcet.org.ukwww.pcet.org.uk Collaboration of NW Higher Education Institutions proposed by North West Universities Association Supported and funded by the North West Development Agency Focus for the collaboration : NHS Primary Care Trusts education and training needs to deliver integrated health and social care services Project Outcomes Short term : Regional data on health and social care developments in Primary Care Trusts & evidence based data on education and training required by the workforce Long term : An opportunity to ensure that a sustainable partnership focusing on workforce education and training needs continues beyond the lifetime of the project Lifelong Learning Stakeholder Partnerships
Strategic Health Authorities Primary Care Trusts Social Services Private Sector Organisations Care Homes Community Groups Lifelong Learning Stakeholder Partnerships
Many International Partnerships Leonardo – EMBER www.ember.eu.comwww.ember.eu.com Grundvig Project Potential Interreg III transnational project Socrates and Erasmus –Staff and student exchanges –Internationalising the curriculum –Other thematic networks eg ENOTE
Salford University the Potential for LLL Ongoing Research/Audit Existing Activity Influence internal change to overcome obstacles Measure Outcomes and identify potential for growth (MI Division) Holistic Approach: – Across Faculties (linked to sector priorities) – Soft funded or commercial income generating Deliver Staff Development Influence, support and understand National and Regional priorities LLL Strategy for Salford
Contact For further information please contact: Renata D Eyres Associate Dean Enterprise Faculty of Health & Social Care University of Salford Email R.D.Eyres@salford.ac.ukR.D.Eyres@salford.ac.uk Thank You