AHCS update - NHS Education for Scotland

Report
Academy for Healthcare Science
update report
Janet Monkman
CEO The Academy for Healthcare Science
31st January 2014
Current priorities
Revision of
AHCS
Governance
Sharing
information
across
Healthcare
Science
HCPC Audit
& Major
Change
Equivalence
Process
UK-wide
work
Work
programmes
Establishing
the Register
One Clear
Voice
QA of
Education &
Training
PSQIP
Scientific
Leadership
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HEE Commissioned work
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HCPC & ‘Major Change’
AHCS has ‘Education Provider’ status for STP – and is
accountable for its performance
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Have to submit annual return accounting for the programme
– including Apr 13 system changes
Need to appoint external examiners and supply their reports
HCPC visiting in Spring 2014 to audit
‘Major change’ application for approval of new courses
• Critical Care Science, Clinical Bioinformatics, Clinical
Pharmaceutical Science, Reconstructive Science
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Equivalence: achievements to date
 Scientist Training Programme Principles, policies and
early guidance established - documents available
through Academy website
 50+ Assessors & trainers recruited and trained
 Equivalence piloted with Genetics STP
 Process progressing with Physiological Sciences
early implementers
 Sample timescales and Process KPIs agreed and
tested with early stages
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Physiological Sciences
Equivalence ‘Early Implementers’
 Partnership with ACS to work through detail of
equivalence
 Candidates currently preparing portfolios for
assessment
 First assessment interview day held in Dec 2013 –
more timetabled in Feb & March 14
 Successful candidates eligible to apply to HCPC
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Integrated Assessment Unit
 Joint initiative with ACS, agreed and being set up
 A single point of entry for registration for
Clinical Scientists from Mar 2014
 Guides candidates through to appropriate route
(eg AHCS Equivalence, ACS Route 2)
 Working towards financial and operational
integration between AHCS and ACS, ensuring
financial stability for both in the transitional period
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Equivalence: future & timescales
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STP Equivalence fully open for Expressions of Interest
- Jan 2014
Managed & monitored roll out across all divisions by Spring
2014
- Jan 14: 10x Physiological Sciences
- Feb 14: 10x Life Sciences
- Mar 14: 10x Physical Sciences & Clinical Engineering
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Initial Aim to process up to 10 applications/month
PTP Equivalence process developing (based on learning
from STP)
HSST Equivalence – joint working group from Jan 14
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The Register: Achievements to date
 Shadow practitioner register established in June 13
 Register standards currently out to consultation –
following stakeholder work during 2013
 Early discussions with PSA and HCPC
 Agreed formation of Professional Regulatory
Council, to meet PSA governance requirements
 Additional IT & process infrastructure established in
parallel
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Ongoing MSC Developments
• AHCS is active part of cross-organisation team
working up proposals around
• CF2-4 & HSST
• Accredited Practice (AASP, ASSP, AESP)
• Will need to develop appropriate registers for
these staff groups
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QA of Education and Training:
other activity
Work to date
 AHCS Directors have taken part in a number of
accreditation events at universities to quality assure
the processes carried out by HEE
Ongoing activity
 Develop a Quality Assurance framework, working
co-operatively with NSHCS and HEE
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One clear voice
• Working with regional and local networks &
leads, in combination with Deputy CSO
• Building an expert database
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Sharing information across
healthcare science
Work to date
 Established links across professional bodies
 Revised and updated AHCS website
(www.ahcs.ac.uk)
 Set up regular Vox newsletter
 Developed well-used social media channels
(@AHCSuk and Facebook)
Current activity
 Developing plans for Annual Meeting
December ‘14
 Develop events programme
 Continue to develop and update news and
other content
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Other commissions
& professional activity
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Working across the 4 UK countries
• Mapping of programmes in Scotland for
NHS Health Education for Scotland (2 workers)
• Piloting equivalence in Scotland (NES funding)
• Wales propose similar approach (1 secondee)
• NI discussions in new year
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PSQIP (Physical Sciences Quality
Improvement Programme)
Work to date
 Established partnership with IPEM & others
 Set up steering group and recruited project lead
Current activity
 Recruitment of members to standards group (IPEM)
 Development of evidence and commentary to support
the standards
 Work toward standards consultation by April 2014
 Develop invitation to tender for an accreditation
provider
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Scientific Leadership
Work to date
 Professional Leadership Group has met membership will revise alongside the new
governance structures
Current activity
 Ongoing development of leadership proposals and
workplan for group.
 Crucial to assist with the business development side
of things
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Governance
 The Academy for Healthcare Science is run by the
profession, for the profession, with the profession
 Our work is overseen by a Board and Council of
representatives from across Healthcare Science
 PSA requires governance of Register to be at
‘arms-length’ with a clear lay majority
 Also as the work programme grows our governance
structure will evolve to ensure that it can deliver the
work of the Academy and be responsive as need
arises
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Updated governance structures
Council of
Professional
Bodies
Education, Training &
Professional Standards
Committee
Professional
Regulatory
Council
(lay majority)
AHCS Board
PGs
Corporate Governance, Scrutiny
& Communications Committee
Science & Technology
Committee
Professional Scientific
Leadership Committee
Various short life working groups/ task & finish groups as required
Four countries and, in addition, The National School through formalised bilateral meetings
Internal resourcing
CEO
Janet Monkman
Communications
& Policy
John Paul Maytum
PPI Lead
Viv Purkiss
Operational
support
(Finance,
contracts
HR, Payroll,
Committee
secretariat,
Fundraising)
EBS
Director of Regulation and
professional services (Registrar)
Dr Kerry Tinkler
Head of Education
Derek Pearson
Quality Assurance
project manager
Derek Laviniere
External Examiner
Graham Beastall
HCPC project
manager
Suzie Normanton
NB: Very few of the posts are full time
Project Support
Alun Williams
Project Support
Katy Macken
Professional Lead
Equivalence
Mike Hallworth
Professional Lead:
Service Standards
Peter Jarritt
Prof Lead AVR
Cassiopeia
Mitigating risks and issues
Listening & responding:
• Managing demand and expectation around
Equivalence
• Sustainability
• Capacity
• Maintaining credibility
• Stakeholder engagement
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Any Questions?
www.ahcs.ac.uk
@AHCSuk
www.facebook.com/AHCSuk
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