Care Certificate

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Care Certificate

As you know this month the Care Certificate replaced both the Common Induction Standards (CIS) and National Minimum Training Standards (NMTS).  This new qualification becomes mandatory at the beginning of April 2015, and from this date all new care workers must have completed this qualification within 12 weeks of starting their new role.

The Care Certificate was developed following the Francis enquiry at which time Camilla Cavendish was asked by the secretary of state to review and make recommendations on: Recruitment, Learning and Development, Management and Support of healthcare assistants to ensure the workforce provides compassionate care.

Her findings were presented in the Cavendish Review which reported that preparation of Health Care Assistants and Clinical Social Workers for their roles within care settings was inconsistent. She recommended the development of:- A Certificate of Fundamental Care, “The Care Certificate”.

The Care Certificate will be a requirement across England and will apply to Health Care Assistants,  Clinical Social Workers,  those providing support to clinical roles in the NHS who have direct contact with patients and all care workers in Residential, Nursing and Domiciliary Care

The Care Certificate sets out the learning outcomes, competencies and standards of behaviour expected from all Health professionals ensuring they comply with the “6 C’s”

1. Care
2. Compassion
3. Competence
4. Communication
5. Courage
6. Committment           

The 15 Care Certificate Standards are:

1. Understanding Your Role
2. Personal Development
3. Duty of Care
4. Equality and Diversity
5. Work in a Person-Centred Way
6. Communication
7. Compassion, Privacy and Dignity
8. Hydration and Nutrition
9. Dementia and Cognitive Issues
10. Safeguarding of Adults
11. Safeguarding of Children
12.  Basic Life Support 
13. Health and Safety 
14. Handling Information 
15. Infection Control and Prevention

At Norvic Training we now run a New Four Day programme of training. While we believe the standards:

1. Understanding your Role
2. Personal Development

are best taught in-house by a manager or supervisor; we will be covering the following standards in our Care Worker Induction:

3. Duty of Care
4. Equality and Diversity
5. Work in a Person-Centred Way
6. Communication
7. Compassion, Privacy and Dignity
8. Hydration and Nutrition
9. Dementia and Cognitive Issues
10. Safeguarding of Adults
11. Safeguarding of Children
12.  Basic Life Support 
13. Health and Safety 
14. Handling Information 
15. Infection Control and Prevention

If you have any questions relating to the introduction of the Care Certificate or which to discuss how our Care Worker Induction could help you meet your training requirements please do not hesitate to call us on 01603 861612 and ask for Wendy or contact us.

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