As one of the largest healthcare providers in Europe, we have a unique opportunity to influence the care of patients, our local population's health and the skills of our staff by providing outstanding training and development.
Education is a priority area within our Trust strategy. We currently provide clinical placements for around 1,050 post graduate medical trainees, 2,500 medical under graduate students, 275 AHP's and over 800 children, adult nursing and midwifery students.
Our overall aim is to continuously develop, deliver and evaluate a portfolio of education and training which promotes a patient focussed learning and multi-professional culture, anticipates and responds to the changing demands of the health economy, and helps to ensure an appropriately skilled workforce, equipped to deliver new models of care.
At the heart of our approach to learning is linking education and development to the systematic acquisition and deployment of skills needed to build a culture of learning and continuous improvement across Barts Health.
Our priorities for 2017-19 include the following:
- Education facilities - To provide suitable facilities fit for the education and training needs of the future on every site, including learning hubs. To develop a training centre, including simulation facilities and library services at the St Bartholomew's site.
- Faculty development - Through the Barts Health Faculty for Improvement, Leadership and Management to provide effective learning opportunities for our staff and to instil a culture of everyday learning and development across the Trust.
- Reducing avoidable attrition from training programmes - Through initiatives such as the RePAIR project and the Preceptorship programme, to improve pre and post registration attrition and retention from training programmes for nursing, midwifery and AHP's.
- Statutory and Mandatory Training - To achieve and maintain 90% compliance for statutory and mandatory training across all sites.
- New care role - To pilot new roles including Physicians Associates and Nursing Associates across each site and explore new ways of delivering training through the Apprenticeship scheme.
- Learner experience - To achieve top quartile performance in education and training on all external quality indicators and measures of performance.
The Trust is committed to ensuring that all staff are supported in acquiring and developing the skills and knowledge they need to carry out their work safely and effectively and to achieve their full potential through career and personal development.
As an employee of Barts Health there are many learning and development opportunities available through the Education Academy, some of which are designed for particular professions or for people at certain stages in their career, others are available to everyone.
To ensure equality and accessibility across the Trust, our educational opportunities include a wide range of classroom training, practical hands on workshops and e-learning options, some of these lasting just a few hours and others extending over several days, weeks or months and leading to Nationally recognised qualifications.