April news from Skills for Health

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.