National Numeracy is working with trusts in Kent, Surrey & Sussex to deliver numeracy reviews. This gives the trust a detailed insight into the numeracy levels in their workforce.
We will work with up to 21 trusts across the region in the coming months. Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals have been the first to engage and we are already begun a close partnership with their team.
The aims of our work are:
- To analyse and understand attitudes and behaviours around numeracy among healthcare staff
- To discover the numeracy level and areas of strength and weakness in each trusts workforce
- Be able to recommend ways to improve numeracy and strategies for change across the trusts
What does it involve?
Our Numeracy Reviews involve:
- A survey of staff’s attitudes towards numeracy
- An assessment of staff numeracy levels using the Challenge Check-Up
- Focus groups and workshops exploring staff attitudes towards numeracy
- Reporting the data against the Essentials of Numeracy
- Recommending solutions to the numeracy problems identified
Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals
As a part of this project Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals has been one of our most active partners. The initiative here includes their numeracy review and a follow up campaign. We are working with them to:
- Support numeracy in the recruitment process – including using our bespoke Quick Check
- Embed numeracy as a mandated module across apprenticeships
- Hold attitudinal workshops to make key staff Challenge Champions
- Identify learning and development programmes which numeracy can be built in to