Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.
HEE is delighted to be a lead supporter of the inaugural National Numeracy Day. From Health Care Support Workers interpreting fluid balance charts to nurses doing drug calculations, everyday maths skills are vital in delivering the best quality care.
We are passionate about supporting our workforce through our “Get In, Get On, Go Further” initiative so they can access the many exciting career progression opportunities that working in health and social care offers. Numeracy is an important part of this progression, so we are working with National Numeracy to support staff to gain the confidence with numbers they will need throughout their career.
From working with National Numeracy we are aware there is a lot of anxiety and stigma around maths.
Therefore we have been developing a network of numeracy champions across healthcare organisations in the UK to change perceptions around numeracy and encourage people to start learning.
Join the campaign by signing up to our champions network newsletter or National Numeracy’s online learning resource below:
The healthcare staff who have already been involved
Watch this inspiring video which showcases a Trust-wide numeracy campaign carried out by Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
And in this video you can hear about the learners’ experiences with numbers on the Higher Development Award in North West London