Skills for Health: online consultation

Have your say on the development of the minimum training standards and code of conduct for healthcare support workers and adult social care workers in England.

An online consultation was launched today to get the views of healthcare staff and education and training providers across health and social care on the minimum training standards and code of conduct for healthcare support workers and adult social care workers. If you would like to participate in the consultation visit our website. The closing date for the consultation is Friday 29th June.

Skills for Health and Skills for Care have been commissioned by the Department of Health to jointly convene the project to develop a code of conduct and standards which set out high-level proficiencies for the role and expectations around:

  • healthcare support workers (reporting to registered nurses and midwives)
  • adult social care workers (working in support of health and social care professionals, independently, for Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered residential care providers, or as domiciliary care workers in England)

The expectation is that the output from this work will be used by a body (or bodies) establishing a voluntary register(s) for healthcare support workers and adult social care workers in England as part of its standards for inclusion on a register. For more information please see the briefing document.

A new look at OnMedica

The onmedica.com website is designed for UK healthcare professionals. Registration is required to access materials which are suitable for general practitioners, locums, secondary care doctors, registrars, nurses and practice managers. OnMedica contains information about drugs and treatments that is aimed at healthcare professionals, including promotional presentations about drugs (in the Medicines Interactive section), which it is illegal to show to consumers under UK legislation regarding direct to consumer advertising of medicinal products.  Sponsored material is clearly identifiable.

OnMedica also provides a number of educational activities/courses which usually take some hours to complete. There are case histories which use the same learning approach but are shorter exercises. Both provide OnMedica continuing medical education (CME) credit.

Registered users can easily stay in touch with updates and changes to the site either via email or by subscribing to a wide selection of news feeds.

FREE HIEC Stakeholder Event: Monday 30th January 2012

HIEC Stakeholder Event: A collaborative approach to evidence based innovation, education and implementation – Monday 30th January 2012

The Yorkshire and Humber Health Innovation and Education Cluster (HIEC) is holding a stakeholder event at the Metropole Hotel inLeeds. All senior leaders from our member organisations are invited to attend.

The event will give attendees the chance to hear from key speakers around innovation and education and the emerging landscape from the NHS transition. Attendees will also be able to share their priorities with the Yorkshire and Humber Health Innovation and Education Cluster in order to shape their future work.

The Patient Safety Theme will be showcasing work to date and talking about support across Yorkshire andHumber over the coming months in an interactive workshop session.  The event is free to attend so book your place now