A well led, well trained workforce with the right cultural attitude, motivation, knowledge and skills provides effective, high qualified person centred care and support.

Within the context of integration efficiencies and changing structures in health and social care, workforce development will be critical to maintaining a good service and achieving positive health and wellbeing outcomes for people.

Workforce Development is one of the top priorities for North West ADASS, as we work together with our partners across the region to address the new vision for the adult health and social care workforce.

NW ADASS Workforce Strategy 

Our North West ADASS Workforce Strategy 2015-17 sets out a vision for the development of the future adult health and social care workforce across the region.

Please click here to download the Strategy:

The purpose of this Strategy on a Page is to provide a single document that will coordinate activity to build the capacity and increase the capability of the social care workforce in the North West. It is designed to build on the successful work undertaken in 2014 and ensure that workforce development is at the heart of discussions on the transformational change agenda.

The Strategy comprises of the following 6 work streams, which all have their own programme of activity attached:

  • Workforce Skills For Integrated Care Models
  • Integration, Collaboration and Strategic Leadership
  • Workforce Market Shaping- Minimum Ethical Standards
  • Statutory Reforms Post 2014 Care Act
  • Talent Management
  • GM Health and Social Care Devolution

Please click here to download the work streams

NW ADASS Workforce Group

The NW ADASS Workforce subgroup is chaired by the NW ADASS workforce lead, Sharon Barber but has a wide membership drawn from a range of interested parties. Delivery of the strategy will be managed and overseen by this group;

Please click here to download the Terms of Reference for the Group

The delivery of the Strategy will be monitored throughout the year through regular highlight reports and via presentations of progress reports at NW ADASS meetings.

GM Devolution

Within the context of Public Sector Reform there is a huge appetite to do things differently across the health and social care sector so that we can prevent and delay the on-set of conditions in the future whilst continuing to provide key services for the people who need them now.

The Devolution of Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester provides us with a unique opportunity to challenge and change the silo, insular way in which the two sectors have traditionally operated. As health and social care powers and funds transfer from central to local government it will enable the region to redefine the way in which staff across health and social care work- questioning traditional roles and practice, introducing new relationships, teams and professions- including the vocationally qualified workforce and community assets to deliver most personalised, effective and efficient care.

The scale of change will impact significantly on our workforce and a key aspect of the NW ADASS Workforce Strategy will focus on how the health and social care workforce becomes an enabler to support the delivery GM Devolution.

For further information on GM Health and Social Care Devolution, including the implementation plan “Taking Charge of our Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester” please click on the following link : GM Health and Social Care Devolution

We’re Hiring!

We don’t stand still here at North West Employers. We’re looking for a dynamic Head of Service Delivery to join our new Management Team and be part of something exciting.

10 Keys To Happier Living: Connecting With People

In todays hectic and fast paced world filled with distractions, it can sometimes be hard to make the right amount of time for yourself and others around you. All too often you will board a train or bus and see a sea of people all staring down, absorbing themselves into a digital world, whilst seemingly forgetting that there is a whole world going on around them full of knowledgeable and interesting people that have the ability to change moods, educate you and make you smile.

New Consent Model for Data Sharing Workshop

The Caldicott Review into Health and Social Care will propose a new consent/opt-out model for data sharing. This event will enable people to make an informed decision about how their personal confidential data will be used to inform health and social care provision. This could have a major impact on improving integration of services. The session is going to be practical, with hands-on testing of the models and exploring the conversation prompts that would be used with the public.

Connected Working for Better Results

North West Employers have always had a long standing relationship with the Leadership Academy and this is just one more collaborative working project to extend the reach of the Interchange programme to the North West region and beyond.

Ministerial Praise for ‘Northern Power Woman’ Donna Hall

The chief executive of Wigan Council has been commended by a government minister as among the country’s “greatest talents”. Donna Hall was praised by the Government’s Northern Powerhouse minister James Wharton after she won the Transformational Leader award in the first ever Northern Power Women Awards last month.

Social Prescribing at a Glance

The document has been designed to promote consideration of the necessary issues to better understand and harness social prescribing assets. HEE hope it will help increase awareness of the type of social prescribing activity being delivered across a range of sectors, and will help encourage more collaborative action in order to promote individual and community wellbeing.

The North West Randomised Coffee Trial

we are going to be facilitating a randomised coffee trial across the North West to help to connect leaders across sectors and professions. We hope that by doing this people will make lasting connections that will help to spread improvement and innovation.

The GM Commissioning Academy

2 FREE events as part of the GM Commissioning Academy series of events helping to bring ideas and good practice together across the North West.

The Edge – Free Events in Health & Care

The Edge is brought to you by the Horizons Group of NHS England. The Horizons Group is a small team that uses radical thinking to explore change and transformation in health and care. It aims to support colleagues in health and care to think differently about how effective change practice can lead to better outcomes for patients.

Celebrating Achievement Across The North West

Last night (16.03.16) saw the annual Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards take place at the prestigious Grosvenor House, London. The LGC are responsible for running the first national awards to be launched for local government, recognising those excelling and making real change in their area.