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Industry shortlist honour for local care force

Industry shortlist honour for local care force

Healthcare staffing agency Local Care Force, which has offices in Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Nursing Times award in Improved Patient Safety.

Local Care Force is the only agency to be shortlisted across all categories and over 200 entries, and is up against large healthcare institutions such as the NHS and Virgin Healthcare.

Created in 2004 by former healthcare professional Leanne Silverwood, Local Care Force supplies workers to the nursing, healthcare and social care sectors. The agency has 50 staff, comprised of recruiters, medical professionals and medical trainers.

Apprenticeships: the key to tackling the skills gap

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Jill Whittaker (pictured), Managing Director of Conntect2Care, the leading training and apprenticeship provider in the care sector, explains the benefits of investing in apprenticeships.

“Recruiting and retaining staff in the care and nursing sector has never been more important. According to Skills for Care, just under 340,000 social care employees leave their job each year. To put this into perspective, on any one day there are 90,000 vacancies for social care jobs in England. Apprenticeships may be the way to address this problem.

The importance of recruiting effectively in the care sector

The importance of recruiting effectively in the care sector

It has never been more important to recruit effectively in the care sector, says care home specialist Caresolve.

James Parkin, Co-founder and Operations Director of Caresolve, says many care homes find it difficult to find – and keep - high quality care staff whether that’s registered manager, senior carers or ancillary staff.

He says: “It is a common problem around the country because demand for good quality staff far outweighs supply at present in the care home sector.

“It means that it has never been more essential to retain your staff once you’ve recruited them.

New care home facility set to bring 90 jobs to Edinburgh

New care home creates 90 jobs in Edinburgh

A new care home facility will bring 90 jobs to Scotland's capital when it opens its doors this winter. 

Due to open in January 2018, Cramond Residence in North West Edinburgh will be recruiting care teams comprising nurses, dementia team leaders and carers at various grades, activity coordinators, catering, housekeeping, and other support staff.

Managed exclusively by Walker Healthcare, Cramond Residence will offer the finest in person-centred nursing and residential care for older people, in luxurious and comfortable surroundings. 

Wiltshire Farm Foods launches BDA endorsed training

Wiltshire Farm Foods, the UK’s number one provider of home-delivered frozen meals, has launched its first British Dietetic Association (BDA) approved CPD training course for healthcare professionals.
 
The free two-hour training course, on the subject of Good Nutrition for Older Adults, is written by Wiltshire Farm Foods’ Registered Dietitian Helen Willis, endorsed by the British Dietetic Association and delivered by Registered Dietitian Sue Baic.

Videos online to help sufferers and carers of dementia

The sound doctor

This morning, BBC Breakfast, reported that Alzheimer’s sufferer, Sion Jair, self manages his condition*, proving that such a devastating diagnosis doesn’t mean your life is over; an approach The Sound Doctor strongly supports and advocates through their online library of 40 films full of practical advice about getting the best out of life with dementia.

Sion walks every single day, not just to keep his body active, but also his mind. He hopes that by staying active, his dementia will be kept at bay for longer.

World-class films produced by The Sound Doctor and supported by Newcastle University Institute for Ageing, are available to the public online.

Four Seasons Health Care and Active Minds partner on activities products for people with dementia

Health Care

Four Seasons Health Care, the UK’s largest independent elderly care provider and a leader in dementia care, is partnering with Active Minds, award-winning specialists in designing activity products for people with dementia. They plan to collaborate to develop innovative new activity products. Four Seasons will also introduce a full suite of current Active Minds activity products into more than 300 of its care homes and will monitor how this improves the day to day experience for people living with dementia.

 

Technology company shines spotlight on MAR sheet worries

Technology

Technology company Electronic Mar (emar) is hosting a webinar which aims to help care providers to support and empower their staff in administering and reporting on MAR sheets.

 

The online session will address the key challenges surrounding MAR sheets and will highlight how some of the best care providers in the UK are leading the way in developing best practice around managing the MAR sheet process.

 

The webinar – ‘How to take the worry out of MAR sheets’ - will also recap on what CQC are looking for during an inspection of MARs; and provide a benchmark on the average times taken to complete MAR sheets.

 

Two new qualifications to support care sector leaders

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Two new qualifications to support the training and development of current and future care sector leaders have been launched.

Developed by Highfield Qualifications and approved by Skills for Care, the qualifications are the most up to date in the sector that cover the principles of leadership and management for adult care, and the principles of commissioning for wellbeing.

E-learning for the Care Certificate receives official endorsement

E-learning

An innovative e-learning package to support learners and employers undertaking the Care Certificate has received official endorsement from the sector’s lead, Skills for Care. 

Highfield elearning developed its course to support the introduction of the Care Certificate and the accompanying workbook. And now the e-learning course has been given the prestigious Approved e-Programme accolade from Skills for Care, while Highfield has been awarded Recognised e-Provider status.

Highfield is one of the UK’s largest educational bodies and was responsible for developing the official Care Certificate Workbook in 2015 on behalf of the Partnership, made up of Health Education England, Skills for Care and Skills for Health. 

The Sound Doctor answers call for better support for dementia patients

Martina Kane, Senior Policy Adviser at the Alzheimer's Society, is one of several leading figures demanding more support for people living with dementia and those who care for them.
 
Speaking as the BBC reported that dementia is now the leading cause of death, she said: “It is essential that people have access to the right support and services to help them live well with dementia and that research into better care, treatments and eventually a cure remain high on the agenda."

Do you work in Healthcare and want to progress to a management role? Learn while you earn with Arden University

Do you work in Healthcare and want to progress to a management role? Learn while you earn with Arden University

Have you considered training to take your career in health and social care to the next level, but think you don’t have the time? If so, a degree from Arden University could provide the ideal solution. You can study around your work and life, online 24/7 or at one of our study centres. Enjoy one-to-one academic and student support from enrolment to graduation.

 

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NACC launches training workshop to improve the mealtime experience for those living with a dementia

NACC Training

The National Association of Care Catering, NACC, has launched a dedicated training workshop to support the care sector with the challenges of catering for people living with a dementia, while helping to enhance their life quality. 

Delivered by Dr David Sheard, the CEO and founder of Dementia Care Matters and respected expert in the field, the one-day training workshop will teach care caterers and providers how to look beyond the serving of food and turn mealtimes into beneficial, meaningful experiences.
The first training workshop took place on 1 December 2016 at Aimia Food Limited in Haydock, Merseyside, and the second is on Friday 3 February 2017 at Brakes in Covent Garden, London.

What E-Learning does not do for care providers!

Every provider wants a caring, skilled and valued workforce delivering quality care and support in partnership with individuals and families.

Because of our experience within health and social care and managing care homes we are able to develop and deliver training to your staff that will:

• Challenge assumptions to ensure the wider implications of change within staff practice.

• Specific and significant

• Measurable and meaningful

• Attainable and achievable

• Realistic, relevant, reasonable, results-orientated.

This is what one customer’s recommendation said: 

MediEnlist Recruitment

Do you need Nurses / Healthcare Assistants? MediEnlist recruit healthcare staff from the EU for care providers in the UK. Pay only an affordable one off fee and avoid those crippling monthly agency fees!

MediEnlist provide cost effective permanent and temporary recruitment solutions for the health and social care sector. Our health care recruitment process is far more than matching CV’s to job vacancies. MediEnlist aim to reduce the amount of time you spend sifting through CV’s. With a wealth of experience in both nursing and the health care recruitment sectors our team of dedicated professionals work together with your company to ensure the best possible candidates are put forward for your selection process.

Innovative care training puts resident’s needs first

Innovative care training puts resident’s needs first

The largest ever staff training programme is underway at leading Hull-based dementia care specialist Hica Group. 

More than 1,000 employees across 20 care homes in the Hull and East Riding area are set to receive fresh and enhanced training. 

Initially this investment involves training the entire senior operational team in advanced methods of dementia care to ensure skills are embedded within the organisation, ensuring managers are qualified to train future employees. 

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Safer People Moving & Handling
8th August | 09:30 - 16:30
£60 per person

Awareness of Legislation, Duties & Responsibility of Employer and Employee, Anatomy of Spine, Risk Assessment using E.L.I.T.E safe principles, Reducing risk and removing hazards, R.I.D.D.O.R, Safe use of equipment, Knowledge of dangerous moves, Ability Test, Chair Moves to stand and chair to chair transfer, Slings–inserting whilst in bed/in a wheelchair, Hoist–bed to chair transfer

Rotherwood Training - How to Make Training Work For You

Claire Stokes, Training Director of Rotherwood Training, is on a mission to educate the care sector. With 20 years experience in health and social care training Claire is passionate about delivering high quality learning experiences to individuals who wants to continue their professional development but also work with organisations to make sure their training is effective. High quality training is paramount to outstanding service provision and client care.


Safer manual handling of people training

With over 900,000 working days lost in 2014 as a result of manual handling injuries, one of the biggest challenges in the caring profession is making patient handling safer for the patient and the care worker, addressing this challenge with excellent training means the risk of injury can be reduced.

The SSTAR Manual Handling of People training programme, designed to comply with Manual Handling Regulations, requires all staff involved in the handling and moving of people to be trained in accordance with current best practice. SSTAR training covers the following topics: regulations, anatomy and physiology of the spine, safe handling practice, types of handling equipment (including mobile hoist with slings) and risk assessment.

Rotherwood Training

Our aim is to deliver engaging courses through online, classroom and bespoke training. We strive to cater for individuals and organisations alike with our scalable packages and license packages. Providing you with the knowledge to exceed expectations, stay compliant and make a difference to the individuals you support. Rotherwood Training - a new standard in healthcare

Care Certificate Discount

To celebrate the launch of Rotherwood Training we’re offering our Care Certificate at a discounted price of £20. Order now to start your learning journey and keep yourself compliant with CQC regulations.

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