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New workforce development frameworks
NHS England has published the workforce development frameworks for social prescriber link workers, health and wellbeing coaches and care coordinators.
The frameworks provide guidance for people employed in these roles and those employing them. They will help increase understanding of the roles and where they can have most impact in supporting and empowering people to improve their health and wellbeing. They also set professional standards and competencies, give guidance on supervision, training, and continuous professional development.
You can access the frameworks and more information about these roles on the NHS England website.
Link workers give people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.
We are working on a series of project to support the growth of Pharmacy roles within our footprint.
Depending where you work, you will be responsible for preparing, supplying and administering medicines, as well as liaising with patients, customers and other healthcare professionals to support safe and effective use of medicines.
Currently we are offering PA placements in practices for students from De Montfort University in Leicester.
Health and Wellbeing Coach
Health and wellbeing coaches educate and inform people about health/wellbeing issues. They may use health coaching skills to support people with self-identifying existing issues and encourages proactive prevention of new and existing illnesses.
Dietitians diagnose and treat people with nutrition problems, and help people make healthy lifestyle and dietary decisions.
Care Coordinators play an important role within a PCN to provide coordination and navigation of care and support across health and care services.
Podiatrists diagnose and treat foot and ankle problems, improving people's mobility and quality of life.
First Contact Physiotherapist
First contact physiotherapists are qualified autonomous clinical practitioners who can assess, diagnose, treat and manage musculoskeletal (MSK) problems
Occupational therapists help people overcome difficulties caused by physical or mental illness, disability, accidents or ageing.
Mental Health Practitioner
MHPs can support population health management through providing a combined consultation, advice, triage and liaison function.
Nursing associates are trained to work with people of all ages and across all four fields of nursing: adult, child, mental health and learning disability.
Paramedics can support population health management through on-the-day demand and access with hear and treat telephone triage; treatment of minor ailments and injuries; and medicines supply via patient group directions.