Due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic, face to face training of our staff has been delivered using enhanced digital capabilities, with a number of core, statutory and specialist training subjects continuing to be completed online through e-learning. This approach will continue during the transition. It is acknowledged that after the transition period, Mersey Care may review how training is delivered.
We expect the training department to continue operating out of Hollins Park until the review of headquarter requirements has taken place. There may be the opportunity to offer staff training across both locations but that detail is still being worked on.
Due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic, face to face training of our staff has been delivered using enhanced digital capabilities, with a number of core, statutory and specialist training subjects continuing to be completed online through e-learning. This approach will continue during the transition. It is acknowledged that after the transition period, Mersey Care may review how training is delivered. You are encouraged to ensure your core and statutory training is up to date prior to transfer. You can log on to your ESR portal to find out if any training modules have expired, and details on how to renew any modules will be provided on the portal.
Mersey Care offers Personal Safety and Security Training (also referred to as “control and restraint” or “least restrictive practice”) to all relevant and applicable staff on an annual basis as part of the role specific mandatory training. PSST is delivered to all new staff as part of their Induction. This will be a consistent offer to all staff joining from our Trust from the 1 June 2021
All administrative staff are invited to access a range of development opportunities, including leadership and management development and programmes relating to Restorative Just and Learning Culture. Team development programmes are also available for admin team leaders. Mersey Care also support access to a range of apprenticeship programmes such as business administration, project management and IT skills funded via the apprenticeship levy.
Mersey Care is aware that Coaching for Safety Culture is seen as a valuable programme of work and teams that have gone through the programme have enjoyed it. At the point of acquisition there are no plans to change to the work already in train re Safety Culture; however the Trust does have robust plans and programmes of coaching, development and support for leaders and teams; this will of course be available to all NWBH staff joining the Trust.
Coaching and development and support for team leaders has always been a Trust priority and is a key feature the 2021/22 Operational Plan as a key enabler of the Clinical strategy and trust People Plan.
Mersey Care’s approach is designed to systemise a way of working at team level that triangulates to safety, quality / clinical and operational excellence via an integrated approach to leader and team development. Mersey Care has synthesised the evidence bases into a simple framework of Team Canvas that is easily operationalised to provide a known, preferred methodology that is embedded and assessed within their Quality Review and Team Accreditation processes. A suite of programmes and toolkit are available for all leaders, all teams. The process; programmes; and, tools are designed in relation to PSII. The methodology includes use of Staff Survey and the quarterly Culture of Care Barometer data. The process is supported by Mersey Care’s Organisational Effectiveness, Executive Nurse Quality and Mersey Care’s Centre for Perfect Care teams.