North Bristol NHS Trust awarded Skills for Health Quality Mark for education and training

Thursday, 27 November 2014

North Bristol NHS Trust has been awarded the Skills for Health Quality Mark for the standard of its education and training.

The trust is one of just 16 organisations across the UK to receive the endorsement for delivering high quality training and the first hospital trust in the South West to achieve the standard.

The National Skills Academy Skills for Health Quality Mark provides a framework that defines and endorses superior learning and training standards that healthcare employers need to cultivate a world-class workforce.

North Bristol NHS Trust is a leading organisation for the education and training of healthcare and hospital staff.

Following their visit to North Bristol NHS Trust assessors praised the trust for:

 

·         its “passionate” training team  who “strive to ensure that the learner experience is of high quality, fit for purpose and enjoyable”.

 

·         working “closely with employers to ensure that the learner is supported in the work place”.

 

·         “really supporting their ‘Home Grown’ staff.

 

·         The delivery team are all experts in their field and display excellent subject knowledge.

 

·         A high percentage of learners graded the quality of delivery as good or excellent.

 

NBT was also praised for its partnerships with local universities, colleges and Jobs Centre Plus – which helps the unemployed to get back into work.

The assessment report said: ‘’The NBT training team deliver teaching and learning to a very high standard and are passionate about what they do and all team members strive to ensure that the learner experience is of high quality, fit for purpose and enjoyable.

“The delivery team ensure that all employers are well informed of the progress of their learners and work closely with employers to ensure that the learner is supported in the work place."

It concluded: “We are delighted to be able to recommend that the North Bristol Trust be awarded the Quality Mark in recognition of their excellent delivery of teaching and learning’.’

Head of Learning and Development at North Bristol NHS Trust, Jane Hadfield, said: “It is great to have the acknowledgement of the effort and commitment the trust puts in competent safe quality patient care.

“We are thrilled to receive the Skills for Health Quality Mark, it really is the measure of the hard work of the team who support our learners so well.”