At People Matter 2017, we showcased examples of best practice for widening participation to health and care from across the country. During the conference, we hosted a series of exhibition stands to facilitate this knowledge exchange and to raise the profile of some truly great work.
Please see below for brief summaries from these exhibitors.
Exhibition Stands – Benjamin Franklin Room
Caring for Care Homes
There are concerns that care home workers have poor training and supervision in the delivery of care to the residents. This project brings together professionals across different care home disciplines and using narrative reflection in order to explore their concerns, educational needs and build a positive culture of compassion.
Collaborative Targeted Outreach Programme (CTOP)
The collaborative targeted outreach programme (CTOP) took place in March to encourage South Asians living in Luton to consider nursing and midwifery courses and careers. This exhibition stand will also highlight research underway at the University of Bedfordshire looking at the barriers and enablers to widening participation for British South Asian men on nursing courses and NHS nursing careers in England.
Health Education England: Supported Internship Programme
Health Education England are working with over 25 NHS organisations to deliver a national pilot of supported internships in September 2017. Building on the success of the Project Choice programme in the North East of England, the internships will support young people with disabilities, learning disabilities, difficulties or autism gain the skills to be employment ready.
Health Education England: Values for healthcare e-tool
Values for healthcare is a Values Based Recruitment [VBR] attraction e-tool for Bands 1-4 roles based on the 6 NHS Constitution Values. It is a free on-line resource available at: http://nhsvaluestool.elfh.org.uk which is designed to help people find out whether they are suited to work in the NHS prior to a recruitment and selection process. Come along to our stand to find out more and have a go yourself.
The RCGP is the professional membership body for family doctors in the UK and overseas. We are committed to improving patient care, clinical standards and GP training. We provide useful information about joining general practice and GP training, and we offer resources for GPs in practice.
Sheffield Hallam University, University of Northampton, Health Education England: Paramedic Diversity Project
The Paramedic Diversity Project is comprised of two universities, HEE and local ambulance services. We support the progression of those from BME backgrounds into paramedic careers. We will be showcasing our work in addressing under-representation in healthcare careers and give visitors the chance try out some paramedic skills.
Skills For Care
Skills for Care helps to create a well-led, skilled and valued adult social care workforce in England. They provide practical tools and support to help employers recruit, develop and lead their workforce, from entry level right through to senior leadership and management roles.
Talent For Care
Find out more about HEE strategies for apprenticeships, Talent for Care, Widening Participation and volunteering across the NHS. Learn about new career pathways and apprenticeship standards, be inspired by great case studies, view data covering equality and inclusion across all work steams, and get a first glance at the new National HEE Strategy for Volunteering 2017.
Exhibition Stands – The Tavern Room
Ambitious about Autism
We are the national charity for children and young people with autism. We exist to make the ordinary possible for children and young people with autism and our vision is a world where the ordinary is their everyday experience. We provide services, raise awareness and understanding and campaign for change.
The Medical Schools Council
The Medical Schools Council is the representative body for UK medical schools. Much of its work is in admissions, including widening participation to the medical degree. At People Matter 2017 the Medical Schools Council will be showcasing its new series of digital publications ‘A journey to medicine’.
Movement to Work
Movement to Work is a voluntary collaboration of UK employers committed to tackling youth unemployment through the provision of high quality vocational training and work experience opportunities for young people. The primary objective being to give them the skills and confidence to find a job.
National Numeracy is an independent charity which aims to raise low numeracy levels and encourage positive attitudes towards everyday maths. We are working in NHS trusts across (including in Kent, Surrey & Sussex, North West London and Blackpool) and can help embed numeracy initiatives for healthcare staff.
The University of Birmingham’s College of Medical and Dental Sciences
The University of Birmingham’s College of Medical and Dental Sciences is dedicated to supporting young people access careers in healthcare. Our widening participation activities raise aspirations and provide realistic opportunities to study with us through programmes such as Routes to the Professions (R2P) and Access to Birmingham (A2B). Visit: www.birmingham.ac.uk/MDSOutreach
Uptree work in partnership with schools across Greater London and help employers reach, inspire and connect directly with young talent from “less connected” backgrounds, working on behalf of employers to ensure that they have access to diverse talent pipelines.