Rachael Smith and Jayne Duffy, both chartered physiotherapists are the creators, developers and IP holders of The Calderdale Framework. Both Rachael and Jayne hold Master of Science Academic Awards.
They set up Calderdale Framework Ltd in order to provide consultancy and training in Calderdale Framework methodology.
Rachael and Jayne, have over 50 years combined extensive clinical experience in the NHS – so know what it’s like in the real world.
Their experience of developing The Calderdale Framework in conjunction with other agencies i.e. local authority, social services and third sector has added to their breadth and depth of their understanding in respect of the needs of a more integrated, productive workforce, which is service user centred; safe, efficient, effective and of the highest quality. Indeed, their leadership in developing the reablement service in collaboration with Calderdale MBC won the service a Modernisation Award as far back as 2002.
They have been developing The Calderdale Framework for several years and were highly commended at The HSJ Awards 2008 for their work around delegation, and again finalists at 2011 HSJ Awards with their work in relation to using the Calderdale Framework to successfully implement Assistant Practitioners into practice. In 2013 the work using CF to integrate the Health and Social Care Workforce again led to finalist inclusion of The HSJ Awards. In 2017 the HSJ Awards finals were once more achieved, this time for the collaborative work with NHS England and Health Education England to develop The Integrated Urgent Care Workforce.