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The Virtual College, working with the UK Sepsis Trust, has announced the development of free online training resources to help tackle the sepsis crisis. Sepsis claims 44,000 lives annually in the UK and costs the NHS an estimated £2.5 billion. It is a life threatening condition that arises when the…
Skills for Health, in collaboration with Health Education England and Skills for Care, have announced a new national Mental Health Core Skills Education and Training Framework will be launched on the 26th of October, 2016. The framework is aimed at improving the way the mental care workforce care for people…
With 20,000 people living with a dementia in Northern Ireland (NI) it is vital that health and social care staff are aware of the needs of the individual and their families and can respond appropriately. The regional Dementia Strategy places particular emphasis on the need for staff training and to…
A new pilot qualification to better meet the needs of social care workers undertaking a key role in the delivery of social services is launching in Wales. Achieving a consistent learning and development approach for this group of workers – who are not social workers but who make an important…
New research offered at London South Bank University (LSBU) will enable social work students to learn to see through the eyes of experts. LSBU has received funding support from the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust to launch a research project to establish whether final year social work students can learn…
Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care have launched a comprehensive new resource to support health and social care staff and educators in England who work with people living with a learning disability. The Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework sets out the essential skills…
Following major legislative changes in Wales over the last five years, the Care Council for Wales (CCW) have announced they have updated three Early years and Childcare resources to ensure they remain fit-for-purpose. Recruiting Well, Inducting Well and Supervising/ Appraising Well - See more at: http://www.ccwales.org.uk/news/2016/07/26/early-years-and-childcare-exciting-new-developments/#sthash.TGIG9xOp.dpuf Employers are now being…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) have announced details of two events to launch The Social Care Manager's Forum. With social care managers playing a key role holding responsibility for leading and delivering safe and effective social care services, a priority area of work for NISCC is to support…
Skills for Care have announced they are now accepting expressions of interest for the Moving Up leadership programme, which is for black, Asian and minority ethnic social care leaders. Currently, the leadership profile of the social care sector does not reflect the diversity of British culture. Those in management positions…
‘Focus on Practice’ seeks to bring greater coherence and confidence to social work practice through processes based on ‘systems thinking’. This evaluation finds widespread enthusiasm for the training and programme; early data looks promising. The 3 boroughs (‘tri-borough’) are made up of: Westminster Hammersmith and Fulham Kensington and Chelsea Focus…
Healthcare professionals from around the world wanting to develop their career can benefit from two short courses launched by University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL). The courses titled ‘Child and Adolescent Mental Health’ and ‘Social Pedagogy: Providing Children and Young People with Nurturing Care and Education’ will be launched on…
A survey led by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust Website (SHSCT) has identified demand and content for a Community Development Training Programme in the Professionals in Practice (PiP) Framework for Social Work. Community Development is a requirement for undergraduate social workers. The SHSCT, through a steering group comprising…
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