It’s not just our schools who face inspection; NHS training providers are also regulated by Ofsted. The purpose of carrying out inspections in the NHS is to ensure that the training which the trusts provide is of a high standard. In their most recent inspection the North East Strategic Health Authority (NESHA) was awarded an overall grade of ‘good with outstanding features’.
HM inspectors carried out their review of NESHA over the course of a week in July. They observed teaching and learning sessions, reviews and assessments and interviewed a wide range of learners, staff and partner organisations.
The final report confirms that ‘The North East Strategic Health Authority is a good provider’. The report specifically states that ‘learners’ achievement is good, that teaching, training and learning is at a high level and that NESHA meets the needs of learners and employers well.
Ofsted commented that learners develop not only their knowledge but also their personal and social skills, increase their vocational knowledge and grow in confidence. Overall learners enjoy their learning in the north east.
In addition to the overall good grading NESHA were highly praised for their approach to promotion of equality and diversity and strong partnerships that have been developed.
Martin Barkley, co-chair of North East Local Education and Training Board, shares his delight.
“Delivering a high standard of training is essential in our aim to improve patient care. This is a fantastic result for all involved in the training of NHS support staff in the north east. It confirms that the level of training provided is of a high standard and that trainees in this area truly enjoy their experience”.
NESHA will continue to deliver a high standard of training and build on this success by striving to offer an even better service to employers and learners.
Lynne D’Evelin – communications lead
Tel: 0191 210 6419