University of Hertfordshire

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Hertfordshire
Commissioning bodyHealth Education North Central and East London Local Education and Training Board [HE NCEL LETB]
Number of pages141
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014


Over the course of the last fifty years, there has been a reduction of approximately 75 per cent in the total number of children’s hospital beds in the United Kingdom [UK]; at the same time, there has been an increase in the amount and range of care now being provided in other environments that are located within outside of hospital settings. This shift in terms of the location and provision of care has meant that there has been an impact on the preparation and training that healthcare staff require. The Health Outcomes Forum specifically recommended: “That HEE [Health Education England] address the workforce education, training and development requirements (including capacity and capability) to refocus service provision at home or closer to home” (Department of Health, 2012: 52).
This scoping project was financed and commissioned by Health Education North Central and East London Local Education and Training Board [HE NCEL LETB] in January 2014 and was undertaken by the University of Hertfordshire between February 2014 - August 2014. The project was funded to facilitate the consideration of the educational needs of the nursing workforce in relation to out of hospital care for children and young people, thus enabling the future potential development of out of hospital services to meet the health needs of the children and young people living in the HE NCEL geographical area


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