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Workforce planning and development 2020

Like everyone we have had to adapt in this extraordinary year and I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the workstream for their hard work, patience and above all adaptability this year.

CPD Group: have delivered an amazing programme this year, with more to come in the Spring: “Library Carpentry”(see below) and further workshops to develop your scanning and synthesising skills.

The third cohort of our senior leadership development programme had a virtual kick off in October and the eight participants are well on their way. With support from Maggie Woods at HEE, Tracey Pratchett has turned our former face to face programme of  workshops into a 19 module programmes.

Gil Young has been working with Jo Cornish at CILIP as part of a cross-sectoral working group setting up a Trailblazer group for a level 6/7 apprenticeship in library, information sciences and knowledge management. Gil has also been our key link into Manchester Metropolitans’ Department of Languages, Information & Communications working on the next iteration of the health libraries elective module that ran last year – this needs something of a rethink to fit in with the University’s new style of teaching.

Things to watch out for:

  • Health Education England’s Digital skills self-assessment tool which will be rolled out to the whole NHS workforce in England
  • Library Carpentry programme – providing an opportunity for participants to deepen their skills in understanding software development and data science]

You may know that I am retiring in March 2021, and already starting to focus on the things that need sorting, filing and handing on. We have a new Chair for the Workforce Planning and Development workstream as I have handed on the baton to Dominic Gilroy. Dominic is now taking the lead responsibility for this workstream. I wish him and all of you every success.

With season’s greetings,

David Stewart
Head of Library and Knowledge Services: North East and Yorkshire / North West

Knowledge for Healthcare CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Programme

The Knowledge for Healthcare CPD group have published a brief overview of the programme for 2019-20. During the last year there were over 90 CPD events taking place across England. Some of these were organised at a national level whilst others were provided regionally. The events covered a wide range of topics as illustrated below.

Feedback from events was positive and provided evidence that all levels of staff were participating in the programme.

Plans for 2020-21

The CPD group were planning the programme for 2020-21 when COVID-19 struck. In response to this they provided a variety of virtual courses on critical appraisal, resilience, supporting staff, facilitating virtual meetings, and delivering virtual training.

As things begin to settle down the CPD group is now working on the programme for the remainder of the year. Using information from the 2019 Development Needs Survey, the group is planning events around topics including emerging technologies, literature searching and information retrieval, and equality, diversity and inclusion.

A virtual library assistant study day is planned for the autumn and a nine-month Senior Leadership course is currently being finalised. This will run virtually and will start in October 2020. Places on this will be advertised in the next few weeks via the lksmanagersengland@libraryservices.nhs.uk mailing list and the Knowledge Service Briefings

Work is under way on how to raise awareness of self-directed learning materials for the workforce. The move to a new website will provide an opportunity to review and refresh the Learning Zone . The group is  currently considering the best way forward for this resource.

If you have any questions or suggestions for development activities, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the group.

CPD Contacts

Holly Case Wyatt – HEE London and HEE South East (Kent, Surrey and Sussex)
Sarah Lewis –  HEE South West and HEE South East (Thames Valley and Wessex)
Catherine McLaren – HEE East of England and HEE Midlands
Gil Young –  HEE North East and Yorkshire and HEE North West

The Knowledge for Healthcare CPD Group
July 2020

Development Needs Analysis 2019

Help us plan our future CPD programme for you – the 2019 Library and Knowledge Services Development Needs Analysis Survey is now live and can be accessed by clicking here.  We need every member of the library and knowledge services team to complete it.

The survey runs until 30th November 2019.

Tell us what your development needs are and how you would prefer those needs to be met.

The 2017 Development Needs analysis was a great success with a record number of respondents (758). Crucially it created a rich data-set that allowed Health Education England to support your development at local, regional and national levels We ran a whole range of courses including measuring value and impact, and synthesising and summarising evidence.

Just to emphasise – we need everyone to complete the 2019 survey so that we can plan programmes over the next two years. We look forward to seeing what you say.

Many thanks

David Stewart

Lead for Workforce Planning and Development