Staff education and learning

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Investing in the education of our staff

We provide education and learning for all our staff - healthcare professionals, support and administrative staff, and students. 

We support everyone to develop their skills and further their education. This ensures they are fit to practice in order to deliver safe, effective high quality care to our patients, and so they feel motivated and developed whilst on their career path.  We have a range of fully equipped educational facilities at each of our sites at King George and Queen’s hospitals.  This includes a simulation centre, seminar rooms, IT training rooms and library services. All of our facilities are accessible to wheelchair users, and induction loops are available.

Education, Training, Learning and Development is divided into five areas of responsibility:

Training and Development

The Training and Development team is responsible for work experience and apprenticeships, development of bands 1 – 4 non-nursing and non-clinical staff, development of the workforce for higher performance (appraisals, communications etc.) and management of the Education Centres.

Registered Workforce

The Registered Workforce team deals with student and trainee placements, HCA Care Certificates, Mentorship and preceptorship for newly qualified staff, and overseas and return to practice programmes.

Medical Education

The Medical Education team is responsible for all postgraduate and undergraduate medical training, the Work Experience Programme into Medicine. The Simulation Centre at King George Hospital is available for teaching of all healthcare professionals, supported by a specialist team, and provides a simulation training environment, focusing on human factors and patient safety training.

Skills Training

The Skills Training team develops and delivers training in all aspects of essential skills, clinical skills, resuscitation and care of the critically ill. 

Education business

The Education Business team is responsible for oversight of all educational activity and evidence collection, commissioning, and policy. They are also responsible for the Library Service, which is available to all staff working within our Trust including students on placement, and e-learning throughout our Trust.

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