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Friday, 20 March 2015

The Care Certificate is being introduced in April 2015 to replace both the Common Induction Standards and the National Minimum Training Standards for all staff new to the healthcare and social care sectors.

In February 2013 the Francis Inquiry looked into serious failings at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust. Following this report, Camilla Cavendish was asked to review the recruitment, training and support of care workers within both the healthcare and social care sectors. One of the recommendations of the Cavendish Review (July 2013) was to standardise the approach to induction training across the sectors with the development of the Care Certificate.

The Care Certificate has 15 standards and clearly sets out the learning outcomes, competences and standards of care that will be expected. It aims to ensure the sector prepares caring, compassionate staff who will provide quality care. It is expected that all providers will have moved over to using the Care Certificate within 6 months of the April launch.

1. Understand Your Role  2. Your Personal Development  3. Duty of Care  4. Equality and Diversity  5. Work in a Person Centred Way  6. Communication  7. Privacy and Dignity  8. Fluids and Nutrition  9. Awareness of Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities  10. Safeguarding Adults  11. Safeguarding Children  12. Basic Life Support  13. Health and safety  14. Handling Information  15. Infection Prevention and Control.

Posted by Catherine Lawrence

ENS Head of Contracts and Compliance

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