We are delighted to inform you that HEE has commissioned YH Academic Health Science Network to arrange a conference on workforce transformation with a focus on The Calderdale Framework. The conference is called Transforming Our Workforce: Engaging, Collaborating, Empowering – stories from the North and beyond and will showcase local, national and international implementations of the Calderdale Framework.

Speakers include…

  • Candace Imison (Director for Strategy Development at NMC and Senior Associate of Nuffield Trust)
  • Dr Alison Pighills (Principal Research Fellow for Research Capacity Development, Mackay Hospital and Health Service, Queensland, Australia)
  • Dr Sharon Harrison (National Programme Manager, HEE)
  • Kevin Moore (Head of Workforce Transformation, HEE North)
  • as well as Rachael & Jayne (creators and developers of The Calderdale Framework).

The conference will set out out current health and social care workforce challenges along with examples of how CF has been used to meet these challenges. It will also provide an opportunity to explore what are enablers and barriers to effective CF implementation, along with how to embed its use in the North.

The conference is at The Metropolitan Hotel, Leeds on 23rd October 2019.

This year has seen us working on a couple of National projects in Specialist Perinatal Mental Health services and with Macmillan Cancer Support.

We have also been developing CF Facilitators in Bristol and the across the South Coast so looking forward to hearing how these come to fruition.

Talking of fruition, we are about embark on a fact finding mission across Yorkshire & the Humber to report and celebrate CF implementation outcomes. More information on this exciting piece of work will be out soon.

We are delighted to report that we have just returned from a very successful trip to both the South and North Islands of New Zealand.

Following on from our previous visit in 2016, Calderdale Framework has really flourished so much so that this visit was organised to train additional CF Practitioners to increase CF implementation capacity.

Kaye Cheetam and Bridgette Law from the South Island will be joining Vicki Prout and Hilary Exton to support the rapid implementation strategy in the Southern Region and Anne and Jenny are the first CF Practitioner for the Central Region.

We are confident these guys will fly and look forward to credentialing them in 2019.

SARRAH conference Darwin 2018

This conference that focuses on rural and remote allied health services in Australia again featured several CF presentations including both oral and poster presentations from New Zealand.

You can view a PDF poster or visit sarrahconference.com/3181 to find out more details.

Calling NHS 111 posterHOT OFF THE PRESS!
Rachael & Jayne are delighted to be part of the Calling NHS 111 : Optimising the Integrated Urgent Care Workforce
taking place in London, 6th March 2018.

This is to launch the Career Framework that used the Calderdale Framework with fifty percent of service providers to transform the workforce for the future.

The event is taking place at TUC Congress centre in London with over 300 delegates so a brilliant opportunity to spread the CF word!!

Firstly Happy New Year! We are really excited as we enter 2018 but wanted to update things before we embark on our next adventures!

Our last news item of 2017 was about being finalists for the 4th time in the HSJ Awards Workforce Development Category. Sadly, we didn’t win but more importantly the collaborative work with NHS England and Health Education England developing The Integrated Urgent Care Workforce has been really well received by providers as they were pivotal in its development.
Integrated Urgent Care PDF coverA huge thank you to all who worked so hard to get these excellent resources to fruition. Please take time to access these as it really is worth having a look.

Apart from this huge National piece of work, 2017 saw the start of CF Facilitator Training in NHS South West and the conclusion of CF Facilitator training in Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust where there has been some fantastic trans-disciplinary workforce development across AHP and nursing in a community setting. We are delighted that Sheila Dougherty is the first of the cohort to become a fully fledged CF Facilitator; well done Sheila!

Sheffield Teaching Hospital also set off with their second cohort of CF Facilitator training, with a group focus on cancer services. We will obviously keep you updated as outcomes emerge.

The latter part of the year was spent bidding for contracts with MacMillan Cancer Care and Health Education England in respect of Perinatal mental health. We were thrilled to learn these have been successful and look forward to working on both these really important agendas to improve services for patients by developing the workforce.

We are currently updating our website due to the increasing body of evidence that we want to make accessible and trying to get more of the case studies on too as we know this is something that helps when making the case for change.

So, an exciting and busy year behind us and looks like an exciting and busy year ahead too for all things CF.