We are working to ensure that children on the Isle of Wight are supported to get the best start in life that will lead to good health and wellbeing. This will provide the foundation to ensure they are able to achieve the best opportunities and keep as healthy and well as possible throughout their lives.
We want to ensure that families, individuals and communities are thriving and resilient with access to good jobs, affordable housing, leisure activities, lifelong training, education and learning, health and care services are are able to enjoy the place in which they live.
We want to ensure that people on the Isle of Wight are able to live independently in their own homes with appropriate care support. We want to make sure older residents are supported to play an active role in their communities and supported to maintain and develop their social and community networks.
Isle of Wight NHS Trust is a research active trust with a small R&D Department who work with NIHR/CRN Wessex in promoting, supporting and undertaking research activity.
The Care Group Director will have a key role in promoting and supporting appropriate research with the clinicians in their directorates, ensuring that there is leadership for research and development in the services and that clinical practice is evidence-based and effective.
The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is committed to the development and training of all employees.
Based in the Education Centre; the Learning and Development, Clinical Education, Leadership Development and Library & Knowledge Services teams work together to support staff in their job roles and career progression.
We provide and co-ordinate internal and external training, for clinical and non-clinical staff, facilitate team and personal development and provide 24/7 library access to knowledge resources.
The Academic Skills suite offers a dedicated area for health care professionals to develop necessary skills.
Resources available within the Academic Skills Suite include a simulation manikin, Virtual Reality Simulation equipment along with a laparoscopic trainer.
"Simulation is a technique, not a technology, to replace or amplify real experiences with guided experiences that evoke or replicate substantial aspects of the real world in a fully interactive manner (D.Gaba, 2004). It has a very important place in adult learning by creating real life experience, reflection and conceptualisation (Kolb, 1976). It is the most useful tool for training of softer skills (non-technical skills, human factors). ‘Human Factors in Healthcare’ Concordat from NHS England (2013) and ‘Improving Safety through Education and Training report’ (2016) from Health Education England strongly recommend use of simulation based training to improve patient safety."