Better Training Better Care - pilot sites


27 / 2 / 2015 9am

A major part of the Better Training Better Care programme involves 16 pilot sites which each ran a medical education and training project. Ten of these pilots successfully demonstrated a culture for innovation in the delivery of education which both increased the quality of education and improved patient care and safety.  They had a positive impact on culture and behavioural change for doctors in training, trainers and patients.

The pilots were evaluated against three key Temple recommendations of:

  • appropriate supervision, and/or implementing a consultant present service
  • service delivery must explicitly support training
  • making every moment count.

Health Education England (HEE) started uploading a resource bank in February 2015 which sets out how these ten local pilots could be adopted nationally and also suggests ways of developing local improvement initiatives.

NHS Employers published a board member briefing on 27 February 2015 about the local pilots.  This briefing aims to demonstrate to board members how using innovative solutions in medical education can help to improve quality of care and patient safety and can also make cost savings.

Employers, educational supervisors and trainees will now want to look at the successes of the pilots and consider which of the pilots might be suitable for local adoption, or whether other innovative solutions in education and training could lead to similar successes.

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