NHS Training for Innovation was founded as a project in April, 2006, following the report of the Healthcare Industries Task Force to address training issues with respect to new technology across the NHS and play a major part in triggering new and sustainable approaches to training.
TFI’s principal funding will be exhausted at the end of financial year 2012/2013 and TFI-led programmes will be suspended at that time with the majority of outputs being made available to partners for access by users.
The Members’ Area of this TFI website has been closed but the site will remain accessible for another year in order to serve as a record and to report TFI’s achievements in its 7 years of operation.
A major part of TFI’s activities over the last 12 months has been in ensuring that delivered outputs have a sustainable life beyond the cessation of TFI itself. You can learn more of these initiatives under PROJECTS.
The need for high quality training for new technology in healthcare survives beyond TFI as does the need for a supportive community for clinicians and other specialists with a professional interest in medical technology, devices and training. TFI is proud to have initiated and sponsored the foundation of the National Association of Medical Device Educators & Trainers (NAMDET). More than 900 members have supported TFI over the years and helped make it the success it has been.
We would like to encourage all our members as well as those coming new to this area to give similar support to NAMDET whose website is at: www.namdet.org.uk