The purpose is to:
Independent Healthcare Advisory Services (IHAS) has worked with the London LETBs to develop a template for independent sector providers to link with LETBs via an "Independent Sector Advisory Forum" to give independent providers a voice to influence workforce development, training and education. It should provide transparency of representation and support continued engagement for the independent sector in the work of the LETBs.
The DWP Age Positive Extending Working Lives programme has now ended. However, IHAS has obtained the attached Health Resource Pack which contains a variety of useful materials developed during the course of the programme.
The Vetting and Barring scheme (VBS) came into force on 12 October 2009 as part of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. The scheme is an assurance scheme; that by being registered, there is no known reason why a worker should not be suitable to work with children or vulnerable adults.
Developed in partnership with Skills for Health
This report sets out the expectations of tomorrow’s clinicians, future roles and training pathways and reforms to the system to ensure that it is fit to deliver.
The Education and Workforce Working Group met as a sub-group of the Department of Health/Independent Sector partnership meeting with Professor Chris Beasley Chief Nurse and identified a number of common and emerging issues arising across the sector as a whole, predominantly relating to the perception of the level of education undertaken/provided by and within the sector rather than the reality of what is actually taking place.
The overriding purpose of this document is to promote high standards in the recruitment and employment of nurses from abroad.