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 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

Jason Sprenger

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


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. 

August & September Course Timetable

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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.

WDF Funding on Care Certificates

Coaching is a short term investment which provides long term benefits

The Care Quality Commission have highlighted the significant interrelationship between leadership and quality of service. The challenge facing the sector is how to recruit and retain strong leaderswho can deliver safe, quality services. At Dyllis Faife Coaching we understand your issues.

We know that it’s a struggle to engage managers and show you value and appreciate them. One way is to invest in coaching. We offer a combination of senior management experience, knowledge of inspection and regulation and expert professional coaching skills. We use our expertise to support you by providing specialisist leadership and management coaching.

Our coaching service supports your managers to improve their performance. They will be able to

Network Learning Centres ‘Investing in your future’

Network Learning Centres UK Ltd is a private training provider, delivering private and government funded accredited programmes nationally to candidates of all ages. Established since 2008, we are one of the largest and most successful training providers in the UK, specialising in the Care sector.

We use innovative methods to deliver the highest level of learning possible, with fully qualified & experienced Assessors visiting each candidate every 6 weeks offering information, advice & guidance throughout the duration of the program. In 2014 we gained the Matrix Accreditation, meaning we deliver Information, Advice & Guidance in line with the high standards of Matrix, and Graded ‘Good - Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2014 as part of a consortium competent visit.

Blue Stream Academy

Blue Stream Academy is the UK’s leading provider of eLearning to GP Practices. We offer highly effective online training systems to suit the needs of Nursing and Residential Care Homes, Dental Practices and GP Practices.

With over 45 modules available covering more than 250 topics all of which are RCGP and CPD accredited, we aim to ensure CQC compliance and reduce costs for our customers, each module can work out at as little as 0.99 pence per person per module.

Some of the available modules are:

Being Open
Deprivation of Liberty
Fire Safety
Infection Control Clinical/Non Clinical
Legionnaire’s Disease
Mental Capacity Act
Nutrition and Hydration
Privacy and Dignity
Safeguarding Adults
Safeguarding Children Levels 1, 2 and 3