We are delighted to report that our work with The Calderdale Framework on Developing the Integrated Urgent Care NHS Workforce For The Future, commissioned by NHS England and HEE had been included in this years shortlist.

View the Shortlist for HSJ Awards 2017.

This has been an enormous piece of work spanning the UK provider sites , who have been fantastic in embracing the opportunities to deliver these services differently based on skill sets and not professional titles to better meet patient needs .

This is the forth time we have been finalists in the Workforce category of these prestigious awards so fingers crossed… the whole team at NHS England, Health Education England and all the provider sites have worked their socks off on this transformational project and really do deserve to be winners!

Facilitator Training with Locala

Facilitator Training with Locala

Locala had a fantastic 3 days facilitator training at the beginning of October 2016.


The group of colleagues attending showed outstanding commitment, enthusiasm and connection with each other, despite the extreme demands and expectations of them outside the training. The training experience was intense, challenging and very supportive.


Jayne and Rachael did a fantastic job of keeping us engaged, having opportunities to practice the skills and gain the knowledge. Their sharing of real examples and experiences was invaluable in seeing the benefits of the framework. We were all chanting the 7 steps in our sleep by the end!


We now look forward to working in pairs to take teams through the steps and effect some valued and sustainable change that can benefit clients and support and care for our colleagues. We also look forward to our connections with the regional network to enable us to learn and share across the patch. Thank you.

Liz Clough

The achievement of 8 Facilitators who have now completed their Calderdale Framework Facilitator training was celebrated with presentation of certificates and a shared lunch at a workshop on 23 May, 2016.

The Facilitators were trained by Queensland Health Calderdale Framework Practitioners who along with other Queensland colleagues have been a great support in the establishment of a South Island Calderdale Framework ‘community’. The workshop – entitled ‘Beyond Beginnings’ – brought South Island Directors of Allied Health and Calderdale Framework Facilitators together in Christchurch for a focused planning session. The aim was to chart the course for the South Island Allied Health Implementation of the Calderdale Framework for the coming year.

The workshop opened with recognition of the many successes of the preceding year and showcasing work from the Christchurch Hospital project. Key areas were then discussed in three sessions – Building Capacity, Building Projects, & Building Processes. This was followed by a working session for Facilitators on Clinical Task Instruction development, concurrent with an opportunity for the South Island Directors of Allied Health, the governance group for the Calderdale Framework implementation, to meet as a group and finalise the future direction and priority activities.

For more information on the South Island Allied Health implementation of the Calderdale Framework please contact:
Anne Buckley
Allied Health Facilitator/Calderdale Framework Project Lead
South Island Workforce Development Hub
Email: anne.buckley@siapo.health.nz

Reshaping the workforce to deliver the care patients need: Research Report

Produced by Nuffield Trust in association with NHS Employers
By Candace Imison, Sophie Castle-Clarke and Robert Watson

We are delighted to be able to point you in the direction of this paper which cites The Calderdale Framework in several entries. Even more reason guys to get your stuff written up as the need for an increasing body of evidence is one of the recommendations in the paper.

The paper concludes :

There is an urgent need to reshape the NHS workforce and equip it to meet the challenges and growing demand from the population it serves. Our research has shown that this is a challenge that many services are beginning to successfully grapple with, particularly through the change to our current non-medical workforce.

Change is not easy. It takes skill, resources and persistence, and local leaders can expect local professional resistance. However, with careful attention to role design, team working and effective change management, the potential benefits are significant. Reshaping the NHS workforce can deliver benefits for patients through more patient focused care and improved health outcomes. It can deliver benefits to staff through more rewarding roles and enhanced career pathways. It can deliver benefits for NHS organisations through greater efficiencies and helping to address potential workforce gaps.

The financial constraints in which organisations are currently operating makes this agenda particularly challenging.There is little headspace in terms of time and resources, yet this is exactly what is needed. National and local training budgets are being cut at the point that they need expansion. This agenda is not a “nice to do”.It is essential if we are to find a sustainable balance between available funding, patient needs and staff needs. This is a message that the Department of Health and the Treasury need to hear loud and clear.

Sound familiar folks?!

As a group we are really leading the way and need to get your examples out there. BDCT are in the research as Case Study using CF (well done you!) and we know there are lots more that just need writing up and getting out there… you’ve done the hard work!

Read the paper in full here.

We are thrilled to announce another CF Facilitator has completed training with outstanding results from her implantation.

Ruth Boycott

Ruth Boycott

Ruth Boycott

The Northamptonshire Community Stroke Team have now developed a thorough set of competencies to ensure that all staff are competent to a consistent level .This includes band 3 and band 4 staff who support all four disciplines of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing.

In addition, registered staff from each discipline are able to competently skill share. A rigorous process has been used to ensure risk to patients of delegating and skill sharing has been managed appropriately, whilst still allowing delegation. This has freed registered staff to complete work only they can do and allow the service to provide patients with as full a service as possible.