NHS group launches learning for life campaign

NHS staff are to gain additional support for workplace learning, thanks to a new campaign from the Social Partnership Forum (SPF) in England.

The NHS Learning for Life Campaign is supported by the CSP, other NHS trade unions, the government and employers.

It is the beginning of an on-going piece of work to promote learning and development in NHS workplaces.

CSP research and policy officer Penny Bromley said: ‘The campaign is aimed at raising awareness and encouraging skills development for all NHS staff. It is designed so unions and employers can work together to build a culture of learning in the NHS workplace to benefit patients and staff.’

Campaign materials are easy to access and use, she said. ‘There is a range of short and useful briefs on key topics such as building a business case, overcoming barriers and demonstrating the benefits of learning.’

‘It has easy-to-use attractive campaign materials that support workplace representatives to deliver and establish messages on the benefits of workplace learning to both NHS staff and employers,’ Ms Bromley said.

CSP assistant director Claire Sullivan, who is CSP’s representative on the NHS Social Partnership Forum, said: ‘Access to good quality appraisal, learning and skills development is vital for all grades of physiotherapists and physiotherapy support workers.’

To find out more

A campaign toolkit with supporting information, a model workplace learning agreement, resources and case studies is available on the Social Partnership Forum website.For details see:Learning for Life Tool Kit

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