Qintil - New platform helps to tackle care skills crisis

February 16, 2018

now care workers can share what they know with providers. Qintil has created a learning management system that helps care workers collect all of their certificates, gain new skills and then share their profile with care homes.  

The National Audit Office has just released a report on The adult social care workforce in England. The report estimates that the workforce will need to grow by 2.6% every year until 2035. Yet the turnover rate of care staff has been increasing since 2012-13 and in 2016-17 reached 27.8%, meaning providers must spend funds on recruitment they could otherwise have spent on providing quality care.

Qintil is designed to help those who work in care - or would like to - to share their skills and certificates with employers easily and to help employers find pre-qualified employees and save money on duplicating basic skills training.  

The system also helps care providers with features to help them stay on top of training such as finding new courses, alerts and notifications when colleagues need to refresh their skills and detailed reporting to help with CQC compliance.

All of this information is pulled into a compliance matrix which helps the care home understand their compliance in real time.

Sam Easen, Founder and CEO of Qintil, said “We built Qintil for my own business. I ran a nursing agency employing over 1,000 healthcare professionals in the UK and Australia. Our nurses were always out working Qintilwith our customers, so it was difficult to get them into the office for a day of unpaid mandatory training which we needed to stay compliant with our regulator. We looked for an e-learning system that could do the job more efficiently, but most were too expensive or cumbersome for our needs. So we built our own.”

Sam added, “We got our first customer by accident. We showed the system to our nursing agency customers - nursing homes and hospitals who used our staff to cover short term staffing shortfalls - to demonstrate - as a mark of quality - how we train our staff. Then one customer asked if they could use it themselves.”

The training dashboard within Qintil Learning Manager is a snapshot of your organisations compliance in real time. It helps care homes see instantly how compliant they by team, unit, location or across an entire multi-site organisation.

Sam also added, “When I set out to rebuild the platform for a wider market, I looked at the issues that affected businesses and their employees:  ever increasing compliance requirements, tight budgets, a workforce that is more transient than ever.  People might work for more than one company at the same time.  And there are more ways and places than ever to learn, but no single place to store and evidence all those certificates and skills.”  

Qintil was designed to unify learning and make it transparent for employers to understand who has the required training and who does not, without wasting resources on retaking courses and training.

Visit www.qintil.com to learn more and for your 30-day free trial.

 

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