An Evaluation of Targeted Training Impact on Midwifery Job Performance and Behaviour at A Leading London Trust & Teaching Hospital

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An Executive Summary:

Introduction

The Leading London Trust and Cognisco formed a partnership in 2009 to develop assessments to support midwifery with their new innovative approach to skills and drills training. The assessments were used as a means to evaluate the impact of the training in terms of learning and proved to be an effective measure of training impact; demonstrating that the training generated significant results in terms of improved understanding and confidence.

The purpose of this study was to understand the extent of any changes in terms of actual observable behaviour and performance back on the job post training.

 

Data Collection and Analysis

Three semi-structured interviews were conducted at The London Trust to ascertain the perceptions of key members of staff on the Labour ward with regard to job performance and behaviour post training intervention.

Thematic analysis of the transcribed interviews was conducted to draw out the key themes. Interview transcripts were analysed for content pertaining to impact during and post training in terms of actual job role performance and team working.

 

Results

The interview data suggested that, based on their perceptions on the whole, there were many positive improvements both to the training and approach as well as behaviours, confidence and job performance. The key themes were:

– Benefits of New Style Training

– Targeted Training to Individual Needs

– Escalation and Challenging Upwards

– Improved Confidence

– Improved Team Working

– Better Communications and Handovers

– Stronger Foresight and Situational Coping

– Awareness of Patient Care

– More Robust Selection for Recruitment

– Decline in Patient Safety Incidents

 

Overall, the assessment and targeted approach to training were deemed highly engaging and successful. The assessment provided evaluative measures for both pre and post understanding and confidence. Positive improvements were observed by means of improved confidence and decisive behaviours, resulting in reduced incidents. Improvements in communications in relation to team working, handovers and patient care were also observed.

 

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Amanda Green

By Amanda Green

Amanda Green,

Principal Consultant

As Principal Consultant for Cognisco, Amanda provides consultancy to a wide range of public sector, multi-national and blue-chip clients to help them explore employee knowledge, behaviour, attitudes and confidence. Amanda utilises various methodologies for the assessment and reduction of behavioural characteristics indicative of violations and non-compliant work behaviour.

Amanda works with clients and associates to design and deliver bespoke assessment solutions and interventions and evaluate the results, in terms of ROI. Clients include: John Lewis, Network Rail, QinetiQ, BP, Centrica, Eurostar, and Heathrow Express to name a few.

Amanda utilises various methodologies for the assessment and reduction of behavioural characteristics indicative of violations and non-compliant work behaviour. She has recently designed and implemented programmes to embed work-based safety and compliance in a number of sectors, including: munitions, retail, transport, financial and medical. These projects included the development of situational judgement tests to evaluate understanding, confidence and likely behaviour, in given situations. These approaches have proved highly effective in identifying behavioural indicators of risk and provide a platform for targeted interventions.

Connect with Amanda: uk.linkedin.com/pub/amanda-green/a/662/908

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