Mandatory Training in the National Health Service

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Aim – To identify the factors that impact upon attendance at clinical mandatory training sessions. Method – A quantitative approach was used, utilising a questionnaire sent to 400 randomly selected participants. A total of 122 responses were received, providing a mix of data that was statistically analysed, and open ended responses that were reviewed utilising a mini thematic analysis. Findings – The study demonstrated that clinical staff hold mandatory training in high regard, and are fully aware of the value and need for such training. However, it was clear that a review of the current delivery format is required. Conclusion – To ensure that patient safety is a priority, and that staff remain aware of current practice, the delivery of mandatory training needs to move away from classroom based sessions, and into the clinical area. Delivery should be facilitated by local “experts” in order that content can be tailored to the local area, rather than generic delivery. A review of staffing establishments would also facilitate the release of staff to attend educational sessions. From an educational perspective, we need to be aware that healthcare staff cannot easily obtain leave to attend classroom based education, and consideration must be given to alternative attendance methods.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
EventFlexible Futures - articles from the Learning & Teaching Conference 2014 - University of Brighton, 11 July 2014
Duration: 1 Jan 2016 → …


ConferenceFlexible Futures - articles from the Learning & Teaching Conference 2014
Period1/01/16 → …


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