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Connecting for Health (CfH) is to tackle training shortages for NHS staff to support the roll out of the National Programme for IT (NPfIT).

PC Coaching is to be the sole provider of mobile training units and trainers to aid the programme. It has signed a two year framework agreement, which will be managed by CfH's Education Training and Development (ETD).

CfH is responding to the National Audit Office report released in June, which strongly recommended the organisation improve NHS staff training. The report said: "The Department of Health, NHS organisations and NHS CfH should put in place training and development programmes to strengthen capability, including project management and IT skills available to the wider NHS.

"The shortage of such skills is an immediate risk to the timely implementation of the programme, and strengthening capacity in these areas will be a long-term asset for the NHS." CfH said: "A vital part of this project is the education, training and skills development of NHS staff. We recognise the importance of helping them to understand and effectively use the new IT systems being implemented." CfH national ETD director said: "Mobile training units on NHS sites will provide training where and when it is needed, in harmony with local system implementation. Using these units will help to minimise disruption to frontline staff and provide a cost effective solution to meet training needs." The training sites will range from specially modified coaches to custom built units accommodating eight to 12 people. They can also be connected to the NHS National Network N3.

This article was originally published at Kablenet.

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