Best Start: workforce and education

Role of the group

This group will be asked to deliver The Best Start recommendations relating to workforce and education to ensure that the correct people are in the correct place and with the correct training.

To deliver this aim, the sub-group will be tasked with:

  • considering the workforce planning elements of The Best Start
  • commissioning of national education resources that support the delivery of The Best Start
  • examining how the workforce planning tools need to adapt and be modified to deliver the new model including the predictable absence allowance
  • evaluating skills required for remote and rural working in maternity and neonatal care and develop a national framework for developing and maintaining remote and rural skills
  • developing national guidance on non-registered staff roles
  • developing a national audit and governance mechanism for staff for routine examination of the newborn

Members

Chairs:

  • Susan Key, Assistant Director, NES
  • Sharon Adamson, Regional Planner

Members:

  • Joanna Greenock, Midwife
  • Aileen Lawrie, Head of Midwifery Group
  • Vanessa Mackay, Obstetrician
  • Cherlyene Dougan, Maternity Care Assistant
  • Jane Couper, Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Derek Philips, Workforce Planner
  • Kevin Colclough, Workforce Planner
  • Helene Marshall, NES
  • Emma Currer, Royal College of Midwives
  • Lucie Buck, British Medical Association