NHS Health Check Training Needs Analysis
An insight into competency and training needs across NHS Health Check providers.
The NHS Health Check is a deceptively complicated and challenging programme. However, without ensuring that staff delivering checks are competent and confident, we won’t be able to impact overall CVD outcomes of inequalities.
The pandemic and staff turnover has further hampered, which means that many NHS Health Check Programmes have multiple challenges to overcome to achieve the ambitions of this national programme.
An ideal way to ensure that any training meets the needs of the staff delivering the service is by gaining insight through a Training Needs Analysis (TNA).
Baseline analysis across the workforce who are involved in the delivery of NHS Health Checks, using the national NHS Health Check competency framework.
Identify the training needs to inform commissioners for the planning of subsequent training.
Highlight areas of good practice and Identify practices that do not engage with the TNA process
1. Agree on objectives/aims/questions with Commissioner
2. Design and test the Survey
3. On-line distribution of Survey to GP Practices
4. Reminders to complete
5. Collation of responses
6. Analysis of responses
7. Production of Report with recommendations
8. Presentation of Report
Examples of questions answered
- Level of competency (self-assessment)
- Past training
- The time involved in NHSHC
- Level of involvement Admin/Delivery/Governance
- Future training needs
- Up to 2 free text boxes for ‘other questions to be agreed’
How much will it cost?
£3,995 exclusive of VAT for up to 50 practices
Impact of a TNA.
Proven to be effective for 4 areas that have already had a Training Needs Assessment from Smart Health Solutions
London Commissioner in Public health for NHS Health Checks
Michaela Nuttall RGN MSc
Founder & Director Smart Health Solutions
RGN PGCE PGDip