Both EPUT and HPFT recognise the importance of investing in their workforce to continue to deliver the right care in the most effective way, based on a sound evidence base and continuing professional development.
Alongside a statutory and mandatory training programme and an induction programme for all new staff, introducing you to the Trust, our values and our services we also offer the following support and training opportunities open to staff working within ELDP:
For Healthcare Assistants: We are always looking at ways to further develop our HCAs to enable them to help with a wider range of duties and develop their careers. One recent initiative is a new training pathway, training HCAs to become qualified Nursing Associates once they’ve completed a two-year training programme. This is proving to be an exciting option, providing our HCAs with a great skills mix, fantastic career progression, and a qualification recognised by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).
Other training and development opportunities are also available, including Apprenticeships, Advanced Apprenticeships and the chance to study for qualifications such as a Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support. Support can also be provided to staff who, for example, want to become a qualified Registered Nurse specialising in mental health or learning disabilities.
For newly qualified Nurses: For newly registered nurses we run a highly supportive preceptorship programme which offers an experienced registered nurse as a mentor, monthly study days and plenty of opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and competency.
Leadership and management opportunities: Structured leadership and management development programmes are available run by the Trusts including the Mary Seacole Leadership Programme.
One of our Occupational Therapists, Jay, has shared some useful information about his role. Please click on the videos below, to hear more:Who Is Jay? A Typical Working Day The Enjoyable Parts Of My Role The Challenges What Support Is There? Why Work for ELDP?