Educational Solutions for Workforce Development Malcolm Wright Chief Executive NHS Education for Scotland
Educational Solutions for Workforce Development Context for Learning Delivering for Health - Shifting the Balance of Care - Diagnostics - eHealth - Unscheduled Care - Planned Care - Rural Health Care - Mental Health Services - Child and Maternal Health - Tertiary Paediatric Care - Neurosurgery and Neuroscience
Educational Solutions for Workforce Development Increases in expenditure Increases in staff Changing patient demand and expectations Clinical teams Primary Care and CHPs Networks of Care
Educational Solutions for Workforce Development A UK Perspective on Access to Learning
“ Learning for a Change in Healthcare” Professor R H Fryer CBE, National Director for Widening Participation in Learning Educational Solutions for Workforce Development
Educational Solutions for Workforce Development Almost one third of all NHS staff, or well over 400,000, report having no opportunities for taught learning at all in the last year and 70% or over 900,000, said they had received no supervised on-the-job training in the past twelve months. While 57% of the quarter of a million senior managers and professionals in the NHS report engagement in job-related learning in the last 13 weeks, only 34% of workers in semi-routine jobs do so and only 12% in routine jobs.
Educational Solutions for Workforce Development Evidence collected in the Government’s regular Labour Force Survey suggests that, overall, 40% of NHS staff are qualified only at NVQ level two or below. A quarter of all NHS employees are qualified below NVQ level two, or have no formal qualifications at all. Similarly, 40% of social care staff are qualified only to NVQ level two or below.
Educational Solutions for Workforce Development The NHS will not reach its aspiration of becoming a world class employer and employer of choice whilst the least qualified and least well paid members of the current health and social care workforce are the least likely to be offered training and staff development opportunities. This will require the development of more effective local partnerships between healthcare organisations and universities, colleges, schools and local communities.
Educational Solutions for Workforce Development Staff constitute the single most important resource in improving services to patients, service users and carers, but also that staff, and changes in their attitudes, skills and behaviour are the key to the implementation of system reform and service transformation. It is no longer acceptable, nor even practicable, for healthcare leaders continuing largely to preside over a system that effectively excludes some two-fifths of healthcare staff from learning opportunities through work.
“ Leitch Review of Skills” Prosperity for all in the global economy – world class skills - Lord Leitch Educational Solutions for Workforce Development
More than one third of adults do not hold the equivalent of a basic school-leaving qualification
Half of adults (17 million) have difficulty with numbers and one seventh (5 million) are not functionally literate.
70 per cent of our 2020 workforce have already completed their compulsory education.
Our intermediate and technical skills lag countries such as Germany and France. We have neither the quantity nor the quality of necessary vocational skills.
Over one quarter of adults hold a degree, but this is less than many of our key comparators, who also invest more. Our skills base compares poorly and, critically, all of our comparators are improving. Being world class is a moving target.
It is clear from my analysis that, despite substantial investment and reform plans already in place, by 2020, we will have managed only to ‘run to stand still’.
Public sector (in Scotland) expenditure on Healthcare related training amounted to £500 million in 2004/05, which financed training for approximately 25,000 people (including doctors in training). Health Board expenditure on training and education estimated to be approximately £20 million or £137 per head This excludes