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  • Managers Support

    Managers play a vital role in creating the right learning environment for newly qualifed practitioners.  By facilitating the space for an experienced mentor to support and guide the newest team member, managers can significantly reduce the stress that we know comes with being newly qualified.

  • Get Started

    Getting Started on Flying Start NHS® development programme should take place as close to commencing your first post in NHSScotland as possible.  Flying Start is the core programme for all staff to support induction, transition and the NHS KSF development review cycle, so meet with your mentor as soon as you can to plan your learning goals.

     

  • Mentor Resources

    This section has been developed to support Flying Start mentors in their role.  Check this section regularly for new content as we continue to develop materials for mentors.

  • Equality

    It is the responsibility of every person to act in ways that support equality and diversity. Equality and diversity is related to the actions and responsibilities of everyone - users of services, including patients, clients and carers; work colleagues; employees; people in other organisations; the public in general.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units.  You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence you have completed the Flying Start NHS programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF development review and pay progression at the Foundation Gateway.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units. You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence you have completed the Flying Start NHS programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF interim and Joint Development Review.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units.  You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence you have completed the Flying Start NHS programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF development review and pay progression at the Foundation Gateway.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units. You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence that you have completed the Flying Start NHS programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF interim and Joint Development Review.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units.  You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence you have completed the Flying Start NHS® programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF interim and first gateway development reviews.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units.  You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence you have completed the Flying Start NHS programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF development review and pay progression at the Foundation Gateway.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units.  You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence you have completed the Flying Start NHS programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF development review and pay progression at the Foundation Gateway.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units. You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence you have completed the Flying Start NHS programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF development review and pay progression at the Foundation Gateway.

  • Concluding Activity

    The 10 Concluding Activities are designed to support reflective practice in each of the ten learning units.  You must complete all 10 Concluding Activities to evidence you have completed the Flying Start NHS programme. As you complete the units, you are creating your evidence to support your NHS KSF development review and pay progression at the Foundation Gateway.

  • Influencing policy

    Feedback comments from NHS staff, patients, clients, carers and families are essential if policy is to support best practice and allow innovation to flourish throughout NHS Scotland at all levels - from Government policies to the type of local level involvement you have learned about in the previous activities.

  • Reflective Practice

    Reflective Practice underpins the entire Flying Start NHS programme. It is based on a balanced approach to strengths and needs in practice with support and guidance from a workplace mentor and team colleagues. This unit will help you embed reflective practice into your everyday work to improve the quality of care and treatment you provide.

  • Delegation

    One of the most challenging aspects of settling into your new role may be how best to delegate tasks to healthcare support workers. Scoping studies have told us that many newly qualified practitioners struggled with this aspect of their role.

    This unit offers you tips, resources and the opportunity to reflect on how well you are doing with delegation.

  • Mentor Area

    Welcome to your new Flying Start NHS® mentor area, developed in response to feedback from mentors.  As a Flying Start mentor, your role is to guide and support your newest colleague, as such your input is invaluable in supporting transition and we hope you will enjoy this challenging and rewarding experience.

  • Service Improvement

    This dimension is about improving services in the interests of the users of those services and the public as a whole. The services might be services might be services for the public (patients, clients, and carers) or services that support the smooth running of the organisation (such as finance, estates). The services might be single or multi-agency and uni or multi-professional.

  • Collaboration

    In order to demonstrate your professional understanding and attitude towards other multi-professional groups and support staff, you should use the learning activities in this section.  Collaboration is closely linked to team working and to understanding the roles and contributions of all team members alongside patients and their carers.

  • Cultural Competence

    In order to identify the impact of different cultures, values and choices upon the delivery of healthcare provision you have to be able to access resources which enable you to understand cultural diversity and simultaneously promote best practice in your clinical area. This unit will support your to build upon knowledge and practice gained as a student in order to strengthen your cultural competence.

  • Teamwork

    Teamwork skills are key to you working successfully as a member of your clinical team, with the wider multi-disciplinary team, and with patients/clients and carers. Starting work with a new team and in a new setting is challenging and complex at any point in your career, but is especially so when you are making the transition from being a student to your new role as a registered health practitioner. This unit will help to support you in developing the skills that you need  to become a confident and effective team member

  • Being Supported

  • Developing Healthcare Support Workers roles

  • Social networking/ discussion activity

  • Mentors Role

    Successful implementation of the Flying Start NHS® learning programme is dependent on you as a skilled practitioner who is willing to share expertise and knowledge with your newest colleague.

  • The NHSScotland Healthcare Quality Strategy (2010)

  • Skills for Health Career Framework

  • Local audit

  • Your learning environment

  • The newly qualified nurse or midwife as associate mentor

  • Different roles/different work?

  • Peer Discussion

  • Information to support delegation

  • CV Advice

  • Further reading

  • Completion

    Welcome to the Flying Start NHS® completers area .  This area of the website will provide you with advice on what to do once you have completed Flying Start NHS®.

  • Enabling others and long-term conditions

  • Discussion Activity

  • Participating in Clinical Supervision

  • You as a supervisor?

  • Thinking about your values

  • Concluding Activity

  • Web resources

  • Delegating Safely

  • Clinical decision making

  • Telehealth

  • What clinical skills do you need?

  • Concluding Activity

  • Involving patients/clients

  • Helping Others Learn

  • Healthcare Support Workers Induction Standards and Code of Conduct

  • Reflecting on clinical supervision

  • Practice Based Activity A

  • Practice based activity

  • Delegation scenarios

  • Keeping up to date

  • Professional bodies' web resources

  • Knowing your limits

  • Understanding local Equality and Diversity- self assessment

  • Communication and emotions

  • Equality, diversity and communication

  • Patient/client feedback

  • FAQs

    Please find below a list of frequently asked questions which are designed to help you understand the aims and objectives of the Flying Start programme.  If you have a question which is not addressed here, please use the Contact Us function to ask the project team.

  • Your role in the team

  • Multi-professional Networks

  • Challenges to implementing Patient Focus, Public involvement (PFPI)

  • Ten C's of reflection

  • Assertiveness scenarios

  • Improving Health Scenarios

  • Person centred care: What is happening?

  • Providing treatment scenarios

  • Current health policy: The Healthcare Quality Strategy for NHSScotland to practice

  • Refreshing reflection

  • Accessibility

  • Privacy Policy

  • Further Reading

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