London Mental Health Nursing 1st July

Monday 1st July 2013
Health Education England
Our Role & Focus on Dementia
Professor David Sallah
(Clinical Advisor)
HEE: Our Role
HEE and our LETBs are the NHS engine that will deliver better health
and healthcare workforce for England.
We are responsible for the education; training; and personal
development of every member of staff, and recruiting for values from
our schools and into our Universities.
We are employer led, to provide the right workforce, with the right skills
and values, in the right place at the right time, to better meet the needs
and wants of patients.
Our mission is to improve health outcomes for the people of England
by developing people for health and healthcare.
Quality, safety and
“HEE exists for one reason alone –
to improve the quality of care
delivered to patients.”
Success criteria
• Improvements in safety
• Improvements in experience
• Improvements in clinical outcomes
• Spreading innovation
Privacy Dignity Respect
Around £4.9bn
Around £10,000
a minute
Around 1900 HEE
staff supporting..
91,000 nonmedical pre-reg
44,600 post grad
medical and dentistry
23,000 under grad
medical and dentistry
Around 159,000
students in system now
Our Core Values
Respect and dignity
Commitment to quality care
Improving lives
Working together for patients
Everyone counts
Pride in working for HEE
Pride in being a healthcare professional
HEE Mandate*
“Health Education England exists for one reason and
one reason only: to improve the quality of care
delivered to patients by focusing on the education,
training and development of the current and future
workforce.” Professor Ian Cummings
Chief Executive - Health Education England
*Delivering high quality, effective, compassionate care: Developing the right people with the right skills and
the right values. A mandate from the Government to Health Education England: April 2013 to March 2015
Our Mandate
A flavour of what it includes…..
Recruitment into all new NHS-funded training posts including
assessment of appropriate values and behaviors
Ensuring every student who seeks NHS funding for nursing
degrees should first serve up to a year as a healthcare assistant
Delivery of additional trained health visitors to increase the
workforce by 4,200 full time equivalents by April 2015
HEE Mandate: The Media
BBC R4 Today Programme
More community nurses
HEE and £5bn training budget
Skills list for NHS Staff
Increased training period for
New era of education and training for
student nurses
Increased A&E staff
Overhaul of training and skills
Increased junior doctors as
NHS training blueprint
GPs; more needed in inner
Mandate to improve training
NHS training given unprecedented
Dementia awareness
training for 100,000 staff
Our Mandate Specific
to Dementia
“HEE will need to provide through LETBs in the
development of training programmes to support
staff to diagnose early symptoms of dementia and
ensure they are aware of the needs of patients and
their families and carers to enable them to provide
safe, dignified and compassionate care. In particular,
the GP workforce needs to be developed to ensure
it has the skills necessary to identify and work with
(DH Mandate 2013 p.9)
Our Mandate Specific to Dementia
All NHS staff that look after patients with dementia will go through a dementia
awareness programme (foundation level) training by March 2014
2. HEE will ensure that 100,000 staff have foundation level training by March
3. HEE will work with stakeholders to develop concrete plans by Autumn 2013
for a rapid roll out, so that all NHS staff that look after patients with dementia
will receive foundation level dementia training. This will programme will:
Enable staff to spot the early symptoms of dementia
Know how to interact with those with dementia
Signpost staff to the most appropriate care: it will be backed up with
more in-depth training of expert leaders and staff working with people
with dementia
4. The training should also raise awareness of the increased likelihood of mental
health problems in those people with long-term conditions
Dementia – A
National Priority
The Government’s goal is that the diagnosis, treatment
and care of people with dementia in England should be
among the best in Europe. NHS England Mandate
HEE will need to support training for staff to deliver
better prevention and care to patients with long-term
conditions…. This will also include diagnosis, treatment
and care of those with dementia. HEE Mandate
Tackling the challenge…
1. Scope current practices
2. Identify a lead LETB – Health Education South West
3. Engaging the right people across health and social
care – Co-production and patient/user/carer centric
4. Design and build a community of practice
5. Develop three tiered dementia education and
training model that is based on outcomes
6. Develop an interactive evidence based dementia
education and training repository
Focused Approach
towards Evidence Domain
Members committed
Based Practice
to developing shared
values & competence
Need to
generate and
and Skills
The Practice
Develop new
resources, share
experiences, solving
recurrent problems
Why are we doing all
Build on Progress and Co-Produce
• 5 year Dementia Strategy launched in 2009
• Objective 13 – informed and effective workforce
• The Prime Minister Challenge on Dementia
• The National Dementia Strategy Workforce
Advisory Group
• Department of Health work on raising awareness
and commissioned pieces of work to support
education and training
Framing the Future – Some
Identify organisations looking after
Mode – Blended learning? Or
dementia patients
Total staff complement per
Total interacting with dementia
patients – porters, housekeepers,
receptionists etc
Recording Evidence
Skills passport
Why the scoping exercise?
Ascertain the depth and
In induction?
breath of activity
Mandatory training
Define and agree the
Duration of training
Anticipated learning outcomes
components of Foundation
Level Training
Thank you for Listening

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