Your stories: developing the workforce

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These Tell us your story case studies are examples of how clinical teams are developing their workforce to meet the challenges they face.

As evidenced by the Future Hospital chief registrar project, the Future Hospital will depend on the reimagining and widening of health professional’s roles. These case studies highlight examples of new ways of working on an individual or team level.

The physician associate: supporting a new role in emergency medicine

At Hairmyres Hospital in Scotland, physician associates (PAs) have become an integral part of the team in the emergency department. Here, Olivia Bockoff explains how the department has been able to support this new position and the move to offer 24-hour PA coverage, 4 days a week.

Pioneering the role of physician associate: the value of education and peer support

In this Future Hospital case study, we hear from two physician associates (PAs) at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH): Rachel Forbes-Pyman and Daniel Woosey.

Establishing a clinical nurse specialist for headache

Professor Carl Clarke describes how the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust trained Julie Edwards, a senior ward sister, as a clinical nurse specialist for headache.

Delivering an organised quality improvement programme

This Future Hospital Programme case study comes from Dr Richard Gilpin at Withybush Hospital. It lays out the process for initiating an organised quality improvement project run by trainees, with the coordination of a lead doctor.

The Resilience and Wellbeing Programme: increasing workplace engagement

Dr Dee Gray details how training in resilience and wellbeing offered to the Future Hospital development site team at Betsi Cadwalard University Health Board helped to secure a successful project and is having a long term positive impact on workplace performance.

If you would like to Tell us your story, please contact the Future Hospital team: futurehospital@rcplondon.ac.uk