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Training

This page shows just some of the many training schemes and development opportunities available for social care providers in our area. If you have any suggestions for topics you would like adding to this section please get in touch. 

  • For more information on our React to Red Pressure Ulcer Prevention Training programme, please follow this link
  • For more information on our Recognising and Responding to Deteriorating Residents Training, please follow this link.
  • For more information on the React to Falls Prevention Training Programme, please follow this link.
  • For more information on PPE Training including resources, please follow this link

COVID-19 E-learning Programme

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare have created a free eLearning programme available to all staff across health and social care. The programme includes key materials to help the health and care workforce respond to Coronavirus including essential guidance from the NHS, Government and WHO on infection prevention and control, personal protection equipment and more.

Upcoming training sessions and events

Title

Date, Venue and Time

Content

Booking Details

 

Addressing the Dementia Diagnosis Gap- Memory Service Referrals

Thursday  20 January 2022 12.00 – 1.00

 Yorkshire and Humber Mental Health Clinical Networks invite you to join this informal ‘Conversations’ Session to contribute to discussions about how to address the Dementia Diagnosis Gap. Led by our Clinical Lead, Dr Sara Humphrey with support from Dr Rod Kersh, Consultant Community Physician, these sessions form an important part of the Dementia and Older Peoples Mental Health Programme. Nationally there has been 32% drop in referrals to Memory Assessment Services MAS between September and October 2021. The aim of this session is to have a conversation about current issues and challenges in this area and how places can support improvement. The session is designed for anybody with an interest in dementia including from care providers as well as the voluntary sector, local authority and the health sector

For more information please follow this link

Skills for Care Yorkshire and Humber Webinar- Developments in Digital Social Care

Tuesday 25 January 10.00-11.30

 

Adult social care services are increasingly using different forms of digital technology to support the delivery of services. This session will share the resources that Skills for Care has to support you with the use of digital. We’ll update you on the latest consultations which look at the levels of digital literacy in adult social care and share examples of how digital supports service delivery.

To register please follow this link

 T34 Syringe Driver Training

Tuesday 25 January 9.30-11.30

Selby War Memorial Hospital

 

St Leonards Hospice and York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are offering a series of dates across autumn and winter, for care homes to access free to access T34 syringe driver training.

 

Topics covered will include:

  • When it is appropriate to use a syringe driver.
  • The advantages of using a syringe driver.
  • Be aware of commonly used medicines and diluents.
  • Have practical experience of setting up a syringe driver

For more information and to book, please follow this link.

Medicines from the Regulatory Perspective (part 2)

Thursday 27 January 10.00-11.30

This webinar, in partnership with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), will explore the regulations and best practice around managing medicines in care homes and domiciliary care settings. People accessing care services often require support with their medication and organisations have a responsibility to ensure proper and safe use of medicines, and require that staff responsible for the management and administration of medication are suitably trained and competent.

To register please follow this link

 Project ECHO Palliative Care Clinic-Nausea and Vomiting

Tuesday 8 February 2.00-3.00

 

The Project ECHO team run through St Leonards Hospice and St Catherine's Hospice are hosting a series of clinics . These are designed and shaped by the community of Nursing staff working across the region in palliative care. On Zoom, these Hospice-led clinics will provide mutual learning, practical guidance, case studies and support.

For more information please contact the Project ECHO Team

Skills for Care Yorkshre and Humber Webinar- Role of the Registered Manager and Nominated Individual

Thursday 17 February 10.00-11.30

 

The role of the registered manager and nominated individual is becoming increasingly challenging. This session will explore the development opportunities and support available to you such as continuing professional development programmes, registered manager networks and our membership programme. You will also hear about Skills for Care’s endorsed learning providers.

To register please follow this link

Skills for Care Yorkshire and Humber Webinar-Preparing for and Improving your CQC Inspection

Tuesday 08 March 10.00-11.30

 If you want to deliver ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ care and meet Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards, your service needs to have safe and competent staff, including leaders and managers. The CQC has adapted how it monitors and inspects during the pandemic. Come along to this session to see how Skills for Care can support you with your next CQC inspection and hear about our latest resources.

 To register please follow this link

Project ECHO Palliative Care Clinic- Hypercalcaemia (Palliative Care Emergency Clinic)

 Tuesday 08 March 2.00-3.00

 

The Project ECHO team run through St Leonards Hospice and St Catherine's Hospice are hosting a series of clinics . These are designed and shaped by the community of Nursing staff working across the region in palliative care. On Zoom, these Hospice-led clinics will provide mutual learning, practical guidance, case studies and support.

For more information please contact the Project ECHO Team

 T34 Syringe Driver

 Monday 14 March 12.30-2.30

St Monica's Hospital, Easingwold

 

St Leonards Hospice and York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are offering a series of dates across autumn and winter, for care homes to access free to access T34 syringe driver training.

 

Topics covered will include:

  • When it is appropriate to use a syringe driver.

  • The advantages of using a syringe driver.

  • Be aware of commonly used medicines and diluents.

  • Have practical experience of setting up a syringe driver

For more information and to book, please follow this link.

 York Carers Awarenees Training

 All sessions take place from 10.30-12.30 via Zoom

26 January 2022

19 April 2022

17th May 2022

01 June 2022

18 July 2022

16 August 2022

11 October 2022

9 November 2022

25 January 2023

 

This offers an introduction to York Carers Centre and how they can identify and support unpaid carers:

It is an opportunity for professionals to learn more about York Carers Centre and the support available for unpaid carers across the city.

  1. Increase understanding of carers, their role and its effect on their lives.
  2. Opportunity to explore how we as professionals working in the health and social care field can help to: identify carers early; recognise them as ‘partners’ in care; help carers to maintain their own health and wellbeing.

The session will include a presentation, have brief introductions, share information around current carer issues (such as Covid-19/isolation), engage in discussions, include a quiz and share links to carer films on YouTube.  One of their Volunteer Carer Champions plans to share her experiences also.

To book your place please contact sam.varo@nhs.net

Training provider Information

North Yorkshire Social Care Staff Support Network

Following discussions with care providers and a need being established, The Project ECHO Team are launching a network exclusively for care staff which will provide a safe, supported space to share experiences with colleagues in other care homes and domiciliary services. The network is endorsed by local CCG's and local authorities and is available for all care staff working across North Yorkshire and York. The network committed to the needs of care staff, and will be based around the support and learning that staff say they require. For more information or queries please contact ProjectECHOTeam@stleonardshospice.nhs.uk

Bronze Award in Quality Improvement

The Improvement Academy are offering this course free to all health and care staff, which provides and introduction to quality improvement including an introduction to a model of improvement and how to use in practice. The course would be beneficial to those interested in supporting or delivery quality improvement projects.

Humber Coast and Vale Cancer Champions

 These virtual Cancer Champion training sessions help raise awareness of signs and symptoms of cancer to encourage early detection within local communities. The 90-minute session will be available to anybody from across the Humber Coast and Vale area, and aims to save lives by promoting healthy lifestyle choices and encouraging early detection of cancer, when treatment could be simpler and more successful. You'll gain the confidence and knowledge to have life-saving conversations about cancer and everyone who completes the course will receive a copy of our virtual handbook, a certificate and a badge to show they have taken part.

DSPT Team North East and Yorkshire (NHS England and Improvement)

 The team provide regular sessions to help providers reach both Approaching Standards and the Standards Met levels of the Data Security Protection Toolkit (DSPT), as well as tailored individual support to providers as needed. For more information please email: england.dsptney@nhs.net

Yorkshire and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

In house courses available through the acute hospital trust. These include bowel and bladder and catheterisation among others.

Project ECHO Palliative Care Network

The Project ECHO Team based at St Leonards Hospice are welcoming all staff working in care services across the Vale of York to attend their new palliative care network. These sessions will be delivered by specialist palliative care staff from across the sector, and will be an opportunity for learning, shared experience and to enhance palliative care skills. For more information, please view the flyer for the network.

Project ECHO Huntingtons Disease Champions Network

 The Project ECHO team from St Leonards Hospice are inviting health and social care professionals to join their new network, which will be run in partnership with a Huntington's Disease Association local specialist advisor. The aim of the network is through collaboration between services, to help us learn, teach and share experiences to enhance our care skills. For more information, please see this flyer.

Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities Network

The PCPLD aim to raise awareness of the palliative care needs of people with learning disabilities, to share and promote ‘best practice’ and to enhance collaboration between all services providers, carers and people with a learning disability. They provide resources, webinars and training that may be helpful to providers.

Barclays Digital Eagles

Free training and support for care providers with tablet devices to help get the most out of them to connect residents with families and staff with clinicians.

5 different sessions are available with training taking place every weekday- Getting Started, Entertainment, Digital Safety, Connectivity, Rapid Run Through.

Skills for Care

An independent charity working in the social care sector, who provide guidance and courses to help recruit, develop and lead high quality staff.

Dietetics Training (Vale of York Care Homes Only)- York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The dietetics team from York Hospital are now able to offer nutrition training to interested staff from Vale of York care homes. The training is anticipated to take 30 minutes-1 hour and will help those taking part a greater knowledge of nutrition to help embed in their service. To express an interest in this training please email Nutrition&Dietetics@YORK.NHS.UK

University of Hull- 'Coping with Behaviours that Challenge in Dementia' e-Learning 

University of Hull have created an online course that has been updated in 2019 to align it with changes in treatment and pathways for people with dementia. Module 3 in particular has been found useful by the using it, as it assists staff to make rational decisions on unmet health and psychosocial needs in people with dementia who challenge caregivers. It also helps signpost professionals to what care homes and family carers may need to deliver these ‘biopsychosocial’ support plans. To access this training you will need to create an account.

Reduce length of stay e-learning resource

A new e-learning tool called ActNow has been developed for health and care staff to help them prevent delayed transfers of care. The tool can be used by nurses, allied health professionals and care staff to ensure patients have the best outcomes possible following care received in hospital. It includes resources to help staff take prompt practical actions and use every opportunity to ensure patients are cared for in the best place.

If you would like any further information about Act Now Home First support, please contact emma.self@nhs.net

City of York Council

City of York Council’s Workforce Development Unit offer a large number of training sessions relevant to health and social care staff. Some of this training is available to providers free of charge and others will come with a small cost.

To book on to these courses you will need to register for a MyLo account. For any queries please contact:  wdu@york.gov.uk

Humber, Coast and Vale Excellence Centre

A collaborative organisation within Humber, Coast and Vale Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP). The Excellence Centre is comprised of representatives from primary and secondary care, CCG’s, Skills for Care and higher education and works to improve staff development and retention within health and social care. 

The Skills Platform

The Skills Platform was created in collaboration between Skills for Health and The National Skills Academy, and is an excellent resource for browsing a large number of training and e-learning courses suitable for health and social care staff.

Humber, Coast and Vale Excellence Centre: Apprenticeship and Work Experience Resources

HEE Work Experience Framework - This framework sets out how you can reach out to young people, broadening their horizons and raising their aspirations, which will, in turn, create a more diverse workforce within health

Education and Training Foundation -  Provider toolkit - - A toolkit aimed at providers but very useful for employer-providers also.

HASO - Commissioned by HEE, Skills for Health has developed Healthcare Apprenticeship Standards Online (HASO), a tool to help health sector managers in England find a wide range of apprenticeships to train staff in clinical and non-clinical roles. For all the latest news on apprenticeship standards that are available to deliver, those in development, expressions of interest and to comment on consultations please visit HASO.

HASO toolkit - Building on the series of Strategic Overview of Apprenticeships events sponsored by Health Education England and facilitated by Skills for Health, a programme of work is underway to develop a range of online tools and resources to help you to implement apprenticeships, you can access these tools and resources here

Education Skills Funding Agency: Off the job training resources

The Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has produced a series of resources aimed to bust the myths surrounding off the job training. They include:

A flowchart to help employers define what counts as off-the-job training

A one-page summary on the top five  common myths

 

North Yorkshire County Council Quality Improvement Team

The Quality Improvement Team assist contracted providers with best practice, medicines management and training as well as many other areas of social care.

Advanced Care Planning: Five minute training

This link provides a five minute training guide and  guidance on when an Advance Care Plan (ACP) should be put into place and what it includes. There is also a link within the guide to a more comprehensive e-learning module for those interested, and also attached a document including some suggestions for conversation starters to raise the subject of ACP’s.

Dementia Friends Training  Dementia   Friends   is a social action group organised by Alzheimer’s   Society to   raise awareness, and to help those living with   dementia. For more information on how to become a Dementia Friend, please follow the opposite. To view the Bookcase Analogy video shown at Partners in Care on 27 March 2019, please follow this link.

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