Action Plan

Health Education England (HEE) is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) and it exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.

Commitment 1 - Relating to:

HEE will provide assurance that dementia education and training across the 3 tiers in the Dementia Training Standards Framework continues to be available to NHS staff.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 1?

 

HEE will continue to complete biannual audits of staff trained across tiers, 1, 2 and 3 of the Dementia Training Standards Framework and report outcomes at the DHSC Programme Board and the Dementia Workforce Advisory Group jointly chaired by HEE and Skills for Care.

  • We have the right to an early and accurate diagnosis, and to receive evidence based, appropriate, compassionate and properly funded care and treatment, from trained people who understand us and how dementia affects us. This must meet our needs, wherever we live.

Commitment 2 - Relating to:

HEE will continue to work with stakeholders to encourage alignment of work programmes, maximise the use of resources, share good practice and contribute to key dementia agenda discussions to ensure education, training and workforce aspects are incorporated as appropriate.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 2?

 

HEE will achieve this commitment through regular engagement with stakeholder groups across the system including the Department of Health and Social Care Programme Board, NHS England, Public Health England, National Dementia Action Alliance, the Dementia Workforce Advisory Group (DWAG), which includes representation from Universities, charities, health, social care and housing sectors and service users and through HEE’s designated network of Dementia Education and Training Leads.

  • We have the right to an early and accurate diagnosis, and to receive evidence based, appropriate, compassionate and properly funded care and treatment, from trained people who understand us and how dementia affects us. This must meet our needs, wherever we live.

Commitment 3 - Relating to:

HEE will signpost to high quality training resources relevant for NHS staff including those resources aimed at the higher tiers of training.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 3?

 

HEE will continue to scope availability of relevant training, particularly at Tier 3 and will identify and address as appropriate any significant gaps. All training will continue to be quality assured against the good practice criteria identified by the ‘What Work’s’ Research Study commissioned from Leeds Beckett University. HEE will ensure all relevant resources, across the tiers, are readily accessible and available free of charge on its website for individual staff, or those commissioning, designing and developing dementia programmes.

  • We have the right to be respected, and recognised as partners in care, provided with education, support, services, and training which enables us to plan and make decisions about the future.