Rachael Tyler, Programme Director
Rachael Tyler, Programme Director
ASPIRE is a five year programme of innovative and inspiring development initiatives to identify and develop aspiring HR/OD Business Partners and Deputy Workforce Directors. There were Deputy HR Director vacancies and the calibre of internal applicants was poor. Trusts were unable to attract internal ‘ready now’ HR Business Partners. This led to the view that the HR profession should be leading the way in talent management and development of its own staff. The programme comprised:
The Trust has an established Clinical Fellowship Programme comprising 225 doctors and 204 nurses, currently with 375 doctors and 355 nurses having been part of the CFP over the past 5 years. Previously the Trust was reliant on locum agencies. Traditionally middle grades have been hard to recruit and there was a large attrition rate among the nursing group. In order to retain clinical staff and enhance experience, range of innovative education elements were introduced. Success can be demonstrated by the fact that there is a waiting list to join CFP.
Loved that it was aimed at non-training medical staff who can be a highly isolated group, and was multi-disciplinary. Very impressed it had been running since 2016 and so was sustainable initiative that could be replicated in other Trusts.
Sarah Birchall Clinical Fellowship Programme Manager
This shows strong partnership working between two organisations Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust (QEH) and Queen Elizabeth Facilities (QEF) and the BAME staff network with potential to improve patient care. Following the death of George Floyd, QE Gateshead worked in partnership with QEF and their BAME network to improve their restraint training to recognise how cyanosis (changes in skin colour) presents in darker skin pigmentation when a person’s breathing becomes obstructed, benefitting patient care and saving lives.
Innovative and timely. Recognised the absolute value of this work to the NHS and also the possibility of sharing the work with the police, prisons and so on.
Marceline Ndam, Chair BAME Staff Network
Rob Stead, Security & Facilities Support Manager
Chris Purcell, Deputy Security Manager & PMVA Tutor
Executive Director of People and OD Organisation
Anthony Robson, Managing Director, QE Facilities
The clinical education team had to prioritise and adapt to new ways of working to support frontline staff. This included delivering numerous training sessions on PPE, upskilling redeployed nurses, creating remote training packages and offering restorative supervision to support staff wellbeing.They offered support to staff experiencing high levels of anxiety and fears. They trained staff to ensure personal safety, safe practice and the delivery of high quality care to patients. They also modernised the way in which training is delivered using e-learning platforms, social media and video conferencing.
An innovative solution for a Trust who found itself at the front of the front line for COVID. Particularly interested in that the work included restorative supervision.
Sharin Baldwin, Clinical Academic Lead
Goretti Dowdican- McAndrew,
Head of multi-professional development
Caroline Foley, Pre-registration and Capital Nurse lead
Tracey Coyne, Service and practice development facilitator
Patricia Kelly, Service and practice development facilitator
Farouk Lalljee, Service and practice development facilitator
Amy Clark-Maxwell, Service and practice development facilitator
Teresa Ellis, Service and practice development facilitator
Francoise Naick, Service and practice development facilitator
Ralph Schafer, HSW apprentice lead/apprenticeship lead
Hellen Abidoye, Clinical Practice Facilitator
Angelyna Peters, Clinical Practice Facilitator
Sandra Ositelu, Clinical Practice Facilitator
Fenoj Leslie, Clinical Practice Facilitator
Christina Ward, International nurse lead;
Nursing Associate Apprenticeship Co-ordinator / Post Reg Co-ordinator
Widening Participation Lead (Apprenticeships, Work Experience, Supported Internships)