23rd August 2016
We are asking all SCPHN course/programme leaders to complete this single paged survey and hope you can do this or forward to a colleague who is able to provide the information we need.
Concerns about the numbers of practitioners, health visitors in particular post the implementation plan, has been raised by a number of organisations, including the RCN, CPHVA, iHV, NSPCC, the Children’s Bureau, Mumsnet, UKSC for SCPHN Education and others. The RCN hosted a roundtable event on the 18th Aug to explore issues and necessary actions. A large number of organisations were represented and agreed that speedy action is required to address risks to service commissioning for universal health visitor services and the risks to educational provision. The UKSC for SCPHN Education is therefore collating information about the state of educational provision for this forthcoming academic year (2016-17) and predictions for the year after. Gaining an accurate picture of the numbers of students entering courses, willingness of health care employers to provide placements and viability of HEI educational programmes is essential for addressing current workforce and service risks. We are asking all SCPHN course/programme leaders to complete this single paged survey and hope you can do this or forward to a colleague who is able to provide the following information:
the numbers of students starting this September and whether the numbers match the actual commissioned places.
The impact on universities and numbers of lecturers available to teach new programmes. We need to establish whether the reduced course sizes are having an impact on the educational resources (lecturers employed to deliver HV and SN courses).
Thank you in anticipation of your help with completing this short survey. Please download from the link below and once completed please return to [email protected] by the 5th September.