Innovation in Education Category, Sponsored by Health Education England North East
1st place - Development of Integrated Competency Hubs – Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
During clinical skills workshops, it became apparent that community-based staff were struggling with clinical skills training due to the geography and infrastructure of the Cumbria region, which often results in long journey times between community work bases and the two acute hospitals. In response to this, Integrated Competency Hubs have been developed, with Hub Co-coordinators matching the skills required by the community-based staff member with the relevant patient attending for treatment. In this way, staff have accessible provision for maintaining competency, which improves staff wellbeing and ultimately improves the patient experience.
Debra Sargent, Clinical Education and Workplace Learning Facilitator
Sue Harper, Clinical Education
Sheena Bleasdale, Clinical Manager
Jen Riera, Ward Sister, Maryport Hospital
Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust