Learning and Organisational Development

A man at a conference The Learning and Organisational Development Department:

  • supports the achievement of the Trust's corporate and strategic objectives
  • supports staff to give the best quality of care for our patients and service users

We believe that high quality education and training is essential to the future development of the NHS.

We design and deliver a comprehensive range of learning and development based around the six Cs of Care; meeting the needs of our services and our staff. This makes sure that our employees gain the right knowledge, skills and attitude to be competent in their roles, providing safe, high quality care for our patients, service users and carers.

The Learning and Organisational Development Department is a key contributor to fulfilling and supporting the quality priorities of the Trust.

Lifelong learning and ongoing professional development are important principles supported by the Trust. We are committed to providing new learning opportunities, delivered in a variety of different ways to help staff achieve the best possible ongoing personal and professional development for them.

By encouraging and supporting the professional development of our staff, the high standard of care of our patients and service users be maintained and continually improved. This is reinforced within our suite of Learning and Organisational Development Prospectuses and our Learning and Organisational Development Strategy for 2014-2019.


Training opportunities

As a Trust employee, you will be given access to a wide portfolio of education and training opportunities including:

  • core induction 
  • essential training
  • therapeutic and clinical skills training
  • IT training
  • skills for work and life advice and support
  • leadership and management development training
  • training around the Trust's core philosophy of recovery 

A man at a conferenceAll members of staff employed by the Trust are required to undertake core essential training relevant to their job role, some of which can be completed via e-Learning. Regular ‘training needs analysis' is carried out to ensure that the essential training that staff have to complete is both current, fit for purpose and relevant to service need.


Other initiatives

Other initiatives developed, facilitated and supported by the Learning and Organisational Development Department include:

  • the creation, implementation and reporting of e-learning packages
  • regular accurate monitoring and reporting of training activity 
  • organising apprenticeships, work placements and work experience - here is a short film about apprenticeships
  • Investors in People accreditation
  • leadership development programmes for staff from varying pay bands and disciplines

Learning and Organisational Development trainers, tutors and facilitators work hard to design and deliver training courses and programmes; provide advice and guidance around learning opportunities; assist staff in their roles and support vocational learning, enabling the organisation to achieve its strategic objectives.

As a department we see one of our signature strengths as being our responsiveness to our customers. The Trust employs nearly 9,000 employees across a huge geographical area and we are constantly working hard to develop ways in which training can be facilitated and delivered ensuring the learning experience is both informative and as enjoyable as possible for our staff.  
 

Professional conduct guides


A woman at a conferenceUseful documents

If you would like to speak to someone about Learning and Organisational Development at Nottinghamshire Healthcare, please e-mail tracey.roberts@nottshc.nhs.uk