What is the project?
Support Trusts to undertake an annual training needs analysis and make training available to all staff in line with the National Core Competency Framework (CCF) V2. Support Trusts to offer a preceptorship programme to every newly registered midwife, with supernumerary time during orientation and protected development time, that aligns to the National Midwifery Preceptorship Framework (2023). As per Principle 4 of the CCF V2, strive to promote shared learning across the LMNS.
Why is the project needed and which documents support the project?
Ockenden (2022) Report highlighted the importance of a well-trained workforce to ensure safety for patients and their families. The report highlighted that staff who work together should train together, promoting cultures of psychological safety, confidence in escalation and communication. The training and development portion of the Workforce Workstream not only covers the key deliverables (as highlighted below) but also acts as a branch outside of trusts to provide above and beyond training, such as human factors training and pre-hospital obstetric emergencies training.
What are the expected outcomes of the project?
The current key goals within this project are:
- Support Trusts to offer a preceptorship programme to every newly registered midwife, with
- supernumerary time during orientation and protected development time, that aligns to the National Midwifery Preceptorship Framework (2023).
- Working with trusts to ensure all midwives responsible for coordinating labour ward attend a fully funded and nationally recognised labour ward coordinator education module, which supports advanced decision-making, learning through training in human factors, situational awareness, and psychological safety, to tackle behaviours in the workforce.
- Support Trusts to undertake an annual training needs analysis and make training available to all staff in line with the Core Competency Framework V2. Ensure the four principles of the framework are embedded, including service user voice implemented within mandatory training.
- As per Principle 4 of the CCF V2, strive to promote shared learning across the LMNS.
What have been the successes of the project so far?
- LMNS Trusts were pilot sites for the new CCF V2 in its development stages, leading the way with the development of the framework.
- Birth Voices East MNVP conducted extensive work to implement service user voice into mandatory training as part of the pilot scheme.
- Facilitation of a systemwide Fetal Monitoring Training Day Task and Finish Group to create a systemwide face-to-face mandatory study day for all staff which has now been implemented at all three Trusts.
- Development of MDT Training Validation Highlight Reporting Tool. This is sent out to trusts quarterly to report on training compliancy in all 6 elements of the CCF. This is being used as an example nationally and can be found on the CCF V2 Futures Platform.
- All Trusts have completed a RAG rating tool against the new National Midwifery Preceptorship Framework and have action plans to align fully to the framework by October 2023.
- The LMNS Team joined forces with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough LMNS to run a series ‘Buddie’ Local Learning Events across the two systems, free for staff to attend. The learning events focused on ‘back to basics’ topics with key speakers and learning from cases.
- The LMNS team are hosting a week of ‘Pre-hospital Obstetric Emergency Training’ (POET) Days across Norfolk and Waveney in collaboration with EoE Ambulance service in November. Midwives, MSWs and Paramedics collaborated on managing emergency scenarios in the community.