Two fully credentialed South Island Calderdale Framework practitioners

News
09 Jan 2018

Congratulations to Vicki Prout (Canterbury DHB) and Hilary Exton (Nelson Marlborough DHB), who have both been fully credentialed as Calderdale Framework (CF) Practitioners by the CF founders – Effective Workforce Solutions (EWS) UK Ltd.

     Hilary Exton      Vicki Prout

Practitioners have a key role in building the capacity and sustainability of CF implementation as they train facilitators to lead workforce redesign projects in their own DHBs. Since beginning their training by EWS in Christchurch in November 2016, Vicki and Hilary have trained one South Island cohort of CF facilitators under supervision and have also begun training a cohort of facilitators for Central Region.

CF was developed out of clinical need 10 years ago in the NHS (UK). The South Island CF implementation is part of a broad strategy by the South Island Directors of Allied Health to address future workforce needs by developing a more flexible and competent allied health scientific & technical workforce. It assists in developing the skills and capacity of the unregulated (Kaiawhina) workforce to allow their appropriate engagement in specific, delegated clinical tasks. It also supports allied health professionals to work to top of scope and interprofessionally to optimise clinical service provision.

Anne Buckley, Allied Health Facilitator and Project Manager at the South Island Workforce Development Hub (SIWDH), says the credentialing of the practitioners is an exciting moment on the implementation journey.

“We are now in a position to be self-sufficient in training future facilitators to lead CF work. The practitioners certainly help to lead the implementation of CF from the front and both Hilary & Vicki bring their very considerable knowledge of CF and of health sector practice and management to the support of the growing number of CF facilitators working in clinical roles across the South Island DHBs”.