Kingston Hospital has an excellent track record of supporting staff development and training. We have an onsite Education Centre and a dedicated Learning and Development Team to support staff in reaching their aspirations.
We are committed to supporting all our staff from their very first day at Kingston Hospital. Upon joining the Trust, new starters are invited to a corporate induction session along with other new starters. The session includes a range of engaging activities and learning, including completion of mandatory training.
We offer four free accredited leadership development programmes, suitable for team leavers through to senior managers.
Our Talent Pool aims to facilitate movement of our administrative and clerical staff from one role to another and to support their development and career progression within the hospital.
Staff have access to a comprehensive range of job-specific and general training courses which are delivered face to face, through eLearning, either direct by staff at the Trust or by specialist training providers.
Learning and Resource Centre
The Stenhouse Library is a multi-disciplinary library providing library and information services to all staff and students. The library offers a variety of services including books, journals, e-journals, e-resources and training. PCs are also available for staff to use with printing, photocopying and scanning facilities.
ICARE programme for Healthcare Assistants
Thanks to feedback and insight from staff across the Trust, our ICARE programme has been created to provide development opportunities and support to all our Band 2 Healthcare Assistants here at Kingston Hospital. The programme offers:
- A ‘buddy’ to provide 1:1 support and guidance through the first two weeks in their allocated ward or department
- An 18-month pathway to develop skills and support staff in progressing to Band 3 positions
- Monthly open forums to share ideas, education and training
- Access to a dedicated Wellbeing Chaplain, offering support, a listening ear and providing the opportunity for confidential conversations at any time