We are committed to supporting the professional development needs of our members associated with health and wellbeing practice, prevention and self-care as a core part of the offer of the network. As a new network we are keen to ensure that events that we provide resonate with and are meaningful in developing our members public health role and contribution in their own sphere of practice.

Some of that will include sign posting to existing resources such as E-learning programmes, courses, conferences, publications, news and updates. This will be an iterative process – and we will keep you updated via the monthly e-bulletin.

We anticipate that as the network develops and membership expands – our priorities and themes of work will emerge. These will be reflected in the events that we aim to run for our network members.

One of our initial pieces of work as a new network will be to undertake some insight work into understanding what our provider and partner organisations provide internally to develop the public health role and contribution of their own workforce.

Intelligence gathered from that exercise will help shape our events programme in the future.

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Previous Network Events & Resources

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February 2018 MECC Event: Exploring the Opportunities & Challenges

A collaborative event between North West Population Health & Prevention Network (NW PHPN), a multi professional public health network funded by Health Education England and Public Health England North West (PHE NW).

The event was an exciting opportunity to come together to consider some of the key opportunities and challenges associated with MECC approaches and interventions in the North West.

Purpose of the event:

  • to bring people together from across the North West to raise awareness of MECC principles and practice and examples of MECC activity;
  • to explore some of the key drivers for MECC including success measures such as the new health & wellbeing CQUIN;
  • to raise awareness of relevant digital learning resources and explore the opportunities for collaborative planning and working towards MECC activity and workforce development.

Presentations:

Title: What is MECC Anyway?
Speaker: Claire Cheminade, Programme Manager, Population Health and Prevention - National Programmes, Health Education England
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Title: How e-Learning Support from HEE Can Assist You in MECC
Speaker: Sally James, Public Health Workforce Specialist, Health Education England West Midlands
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Title: Opportunities for MECC in Greater Manchester
Speaker: Lesley Jones, Director of Public Health, Bury Council
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Title: How MECC Activity will Contribute to Health Gain in the Work of the Greater Manchester Social Partnership
Speaker: Hayley Lever, Strategic Manager, Greater Manchester Moving
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Title: Exploring a Large Scale Approach to Commissioning for MECC Outcomes across Liverpool
Speakers: Gavin Flatt, Senior Public Health Practitioner, Liverpool City Council & Jennie Williams, Programme Manager - Self-Care & Long Term Conditions, NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group
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Title: Developing System Wide Leadership for the Delivery of MECC at Scale and Pace in Cheshire & Merseyside
Speaker: Eileen O’Meara, Clinical Lead for Prevention & Director of Public Health and Public Protection, Halton Borough Council
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Title: Drivers for Making Every Contact Count: CQUIN and CSR
Speaker: Michelle Havill, Programme Manager: Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco, Public Health England
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Workshop 1

Title: MECC & Social Prescribing
Speaker: Giles Wilmore, Associate Lead: People & Communities, Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership
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Title: Connect 5: Bringing Mental Health & Wellbeing into Everyday Practice
Speaker: Clare Baguley, Programme Manager, North West Psychological Professions Network & North of England Mental Health Lead, Health Education England
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Title: Making Every Contact Count - Delivering a Blended Learning Training Programme for Health Professionals in Ireland
Speakers: Karan Thomas, Public Health Facilitator, Health Development Consultancy, Dr Maria O'Brien, Project Manager - Making Every Contact Count Programme, Health Service Executive, Ireland & Dr Maureen Murphy, Managing Director, Aurion Learning
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Workshop 2: 

Title: MECC: Mental Health in Primary Care 
Speaker: Dr Hassan Awan, Clinical Tutor in Medical Education, Keele University & General Practitioner, Surrey Lodge Group Practice
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Title: Creating a Health and Wellbeing Led Physiotherapy Service
Speaker: Deborah Bancroft, Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
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Title: Prevention & the Role of the Ambulance Service
Speakers: Julie Butterworth, Regional Urgent Care Development Manager & Nathan Hearn, PTS Contract Delivery Manager, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
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Other Resources:

List of Exhibitors:

BIG White Wall
www.bigwhitewall.com 

Lifestyle Service, Bury Council
www.theburydirectory.co.uk 

LiveWire Liverpool Health Trainer Service, Liverpool City Council
www.livewireliverpool.co.uk 

Healthiness Ltd
www.healthinessltd.co.uk 

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
www.lancsfirerescue.org.uk 

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
www.manchesterfire.gov.uk 

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/MECC 

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July 2017 NW Workshop to develop utilisation of the Public Health Skills & Knowledge Framework

 

Aims of the event included:

  • Raising awareness and provide an overview of the revised Public Health Skills and Knowledge Framework
  • Presenting examples of the use of the Framework in the North of England
  • Providing an opportunity to apply the PHSKF across different scenarios – a practical, hands on session
  • Exploring opportunities and levers in the system for implementation and agree an action plan to take this forward

Programme

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November 2016 Applying Public Health Learning in Clinical Practice Through Quality Assurance

Background and purpose:

Health Education England working across the North West Team presents a health and wellbeing workshop for educators supporting healthcare learners in the North West’s learning environments.
The purpose of the event is to build on the recently developed public health benchmarking and action planning tool to ensure placement capacity, capability and quality is supported to ensure public health learning outcomes can be met by all healthcare learners on placements in the North West.

Who should attend?
This workshop is aimed at the following:

  • North West’s learning environment support networks – Practice Education Facilitators, Placement Development network, and Work Based Education Facilitators
  • Placement Leads in Education Providers
  • Educators in clinical placement provider settings

The objectives for this event include:

  • To provide a progress update regarding the development of a benchmarking and action planning tool to assess public health content in undergraduate healthcare curricula in the North West
  • To provide a forum for those supporting learners in practice to consider their role and contribution to preventive healthcare education and practice.
  • To develop an agreed action plan for ensuring that learners are fully supported during clinical placements to apply public health learning.
  • To agree an approach that ensures we utilise all existing ways of working to facilitate successful integration of a common approach to public health learning including assessment of student learning in practice, and evaluating the quality of students’ public health placement experience.

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April 2016 Supporting the Health & Wellbeing Role of the Health and Care Workforce in the North West

The event provided a forum for clinical leaders in health, social care, local authority settings and educators to come together to consider a collaborative approach to enabling the health and care workforce to contribute fully to preventive healthcare in daily practice.

Taking a new network and distributed leadership approach we invited colleagues to come together to shape a future multi professional prevention network – with a particular focus on self-care and preventive healthcare.

Event feedback will inform the development and planning of this network to support and enable the prevention role of the health and care workforce across the North West. The network will also enable “self - care” across the health economy through the NHS and wider social care workforce. 

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May 2015 Quality Assurance for Preventative Healthcare in Education Curricula Workshop

The NHS has to do things differently to continue to thrive (NHS Five Year Forward View 2014) – this event was about ensuring that our future NHS and social care workforce do work differently – ensuring that preventative healthcare is at the core of all health professional front line care and service delivery.
The vision was to ensure that all undergraduates working towards a health and care qualification in the Northwest have the best possible education experience that enables them to contribute fully to preventative healthcare, regardless of sphere of practice or speciality. 

Purpose:

  • To develop an agreed methodology for assessing and enhancing how all current and future healthcare education curricula can support learners in order to contribute fully to preventative healthcare.
  • To consider how we can ensure that clinical placements enable learners to apply and refine their public health skills in clinical and social care practice.

Target audience:

  • A health education curriculum leads from all 11 provider HEIs in the North West
  • Medical Schools
  • Public health academic colleagues
  • Student quality ambassadors
  • Education Commissioning leads (HEE working across the North West)
  • Practice education facilitators with representation from community, acute and mental health services.
  • Placement network cadet leads
  • Work based education facilitators network
  • Public Health England
  • Local Authority Public Health
  • Skills for Health
  • Skills for Care

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