"HEE is delighted to be a lead supporter of National Numeracy Day for the second year running. Working in partnership with NN we are committed to supporting all healthcare staff across the NHS to gain the confidence and skills they need with numbers."
Many people feel anxious about maths and this can stall their career or impact on their health and wellbeing at work. At National Numeracy we know how important it is to help staff upskill. We are working with HEE to develop a network of numeracy champions from employers across the UK.
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Supporting Numeracy Across Health & Social Care
National Numeracy have been working across health and social care since 2014 to support the healthcare workforce who would like to brush up on their numeracy skills. Our unique attitudinal approach focuses on busting myths and tackling negative mindsets around numeracy in the UK. By acknowledging, understanding and addressing staffs concerns and fears we aim to take people from “I can’t do maths” to “I’ll give it a go”.
Our online learning platform allows staff to check their current numeracy level, access tailored learning resources to brush up on their skills and work towards The Essentials of Numeracy .This not only improves their confidence at work but provides a stepping stone for those who wish to progress on to Functional Skills qualifications.
For more information about our approach see below:
- Becoming a Numeracy Champion - Our unique programme is designed to develop Numeracy Champions across the workplace. After attending an initial training session Champions would be expected to develop an action plan to introduce numeracy in to the workplace using support and resources from NN. The Chanpion training programme is supported by HEE.
- Numeracy Campaigns - National Numeracy works with employers to create bespoke numeracy campaigns. The aim of these is to engage as many staff as possible with improving their confidence and skills in numeracy. With years of experience and research across the sector we have developed a communications toolkit to help you get the most out of your campaign. Using our online learning resource, attitudinal surveys and focus groups we are able to report back data on both the levels of numeracy and attitudes amongst staff.
- Embedding a numeracy module into learning and development programmes - Working with employers we help them to embed numeracy modules into existing development programmes so that numeracy becomes part of everyday personal development. This is done though the introduction of a 1-hour attitudinal session exploring staff’s thoughts and feelings around maths as demonstrated in the flow chart below.
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