Our staff are our greatest asset and it is
essential that we attract and nurture a strong workforce, support
their development, create a culture of motivation, recognise them
for their good work and retain their expertise.
Teaching is central to our mission to improve the health of the
people we service by delivering exceptional care, teaching and
research every day.
We are committed to high quality Education, Learning and
Development to support the teaching of all staff groups including
undergraduates, postgraduates, clinical and non-clinical to aid
their lifelong learning and development.
As one of the UK's leading teaching hospital trusts, we support
a range of under-graduate programmes such as medical, dental,
nursing and healthcare scientists, and positively encourages post
graduate study and research for nursing, allied health care
professionals, health care scientists, medical and dental staff.
This includes active continuous professional development programmes
that include; a preceptorship programme; simulation training
programmes, workshops, conferences, seminars and e-Learning to keep
professionals up to date with the latest clinical developments and
patient safety matters.
increasing apprenticeship opportunities extensively to support the
Health Education England: Widening Participation (Band 1-4) and
Talent for Care Strategies. This; along with the Qualifications
Credit Framework, results in the Trust providing a wide range of
training and learning opportunities for non-clinical members of
staff. There are extensive continuous professional development
opportunities to encourage internal succession for staff across all
disciplines alongside our commitment to delivering a quality
induction and essential training as the foundation for new starters
joining the organisation.
Strong partnerships exist with Health Education Southwest
including the Deanery, University of Bristol and University of West
of England, City of Bristol College, North Bristol NHS Trust and
other NHS organisations. Cross-sector work is underway with the
support of Health Education Southwest to introduce new roles to
prepare staff to work across different care settings to meet
patient needs. Further education partnerships are being
strengthened, including collaborative working with the clinical
commissioning groups and with Bristol Health Partners. We value
these partnerships highly and will continue to develop them as part
of our governance structure and partnership working arrangements
and to consolidate our efforts to build on our aim of lifelong