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How train-the-trainer courses deliver knowledge and so much more

Many care assistants and healthcare support workers possess the potential to progress in their careers and become more knowledgeable in their current role. Many have the ability to share their skills with others but some lack the confidence and know-how to do this. A “train the trainer” approach is a cost-effective way of delivering skills […]

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The importance of medical competency for healthcare workers

Medical competency is a complicated word with many meanings in different settings, but in the world of healthcare, being trained to competently apply and use medical techniques, as well as highly specific medical skills, is a must for any care-based environment. This applies to all staff with person-to-person contact, rather than those just explicitly trained […]

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Why learning and development is a must for healthcare workers

When it comes to the training and management of staff, it might seem like once you’ve completed a course, trained in a specific subject or finished a qualification, your development is at an end. But in the field of healthcare, training doesn’t end when the course is finished. Whether it’s moving and handling training, the […]

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Why dementia training is important in health and social care

It’s estimated that around 850,000 people are currently living with dementia in the UK, and with average life expectancies continually rising, it’s important that care workers and other professionals working in health and social care have the necessary skills and knowledge to help and care for those living with the condition. Predictions show that by […]

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Moving and Handling People You Care For

One of the most challenging elements of independent care is in moving and handling people you care for. Oftentimes the patient may be larger than the carer and immobile limbs in particular can provide a real challenge when moving the individual. With the right training and practice, however, a carer can follow simple techniques to […]

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The importance of complex care training

The number of clients with complex care needs is increasing, and many patients are choosing to stay at home to receive the care they need. This requires health care workers with specialist skills, so it’s necessary for them to undertake complex care training so that they can provide the most effective care to patients. Complex […]

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How e-Learning is playing an important role in developing careers in health and social care

E-Learning is the process of delivering courses and training online, using the Internet and other resources. Over the past few years, many people in health and social care have taken courses to aid their professional development and enhance their careers. Online training is now commonplace in many workplaces, industries and sectors, and the health and […]

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Our top tips for tackling the night shift

Here at Caring for Care we understand the challenge health care professionals face when they need to work the night shift. In fact, during our training sessions it is a common area of concern for many delegates. Over the years we have amassed a wealth of tips to help you say healthy, focused and on […]

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How to ensure your staff are administering medication safely

Care staff are often called upon to deliver medication in health and social care settings. This can be alongside busy jobs and competing demands from the people being cared for, and it can be a challenge making sure staff get it right. There are a number of key areas staff need to ensure they understand […]

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How good quality health and social care training will benefit your care workforce

Training staff is a given. It’s usually a mandatory requirement of local authority and clinical commissioning group contracts, the Care Quality Commission check training on their inspections and it’s vital to delivering a good quality service with high customer satisfaction. Training also has an additional benefit though, one which businesses sometimes forget in the midst […]

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