The Calderdale Girls

Rachael Smith & Jayne Duffy

Jayne Duffy

Jayne Duffy

Effective Workforce Solutions Ltd was formed in 2011, following the restructure of the Clinical Therapies and Rehabilitation Directorate at Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation NHS Trust.

This provided Rachael Smith and Jayne Duffy, the creators, developers and IP holders of The Calderdale Framework, with the opportunity to venture into the world of private enterprise!

Rachael and Jayne, known affectionately as “The Calderdale Girls!”, are both Physiotherapists by profession and have impressive combined NHS experience of 40 (plus!) years under their belts – so know what its like in the real world.

Their experience of developing The Calderdale Framework in conjunction with other agencies i.e local authority, social services and third sector has added to their breadth and depth of their understanding  in repect of the needs of a more integrated, productive workforce, which is service user centred; safe, efficient, effective and of the highest quality. Indeed, their leadership in developing the reablement service in collaboration with Calderdale MBC won the service a Modernisation Award as far back as 2002.

Rachael Smith

Rachael Smith

They have been developing The Calderdale Framework for several years and were highly commended at The HSJ Awards 2008 for their work around delegation, and again finalists at 2011 HSJ Awards with their work in relation to using the Calderdale Framework to successfully implement Assistant Practitioners into practice. In 2013 the work using CF to integrate the Health and Social Care Workforce again led to finalist inclusion of The HSJ Awards. In 2017 the HSJ Awards finals were once more achieved, this time for the collaborative work with NHS England and Health Education England to develop The Integrated Urgent Care Workforce.

Since 2011 The Calderdale Framework has been extensively implemented in Queensland Australia. This has contributed hugely to the growing evidence base. 2016 saw The Calderdale Framework take root in New Zealand’s South Island. Both Australia and New Zealand now have Calderdale Framework Practitioners trained in order to grow and sustain future implementations via the development of their own Calderdale Framework Facilitators.

As a result of this mounting evidence a research area is being developed on this website.

Both Rachael and Jayne hold Master of Science Academic Awards.