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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 Infection Prevention Control Training including resources, please follow this link

COVID-19 Related Training

Information will be shared through this page and the Partners in Care Bulletin relating to COVID-19 related training opportunities. Skills for Care also have a comprehensive section on fully-funded training on their website, related to Rapid Induction, Care certificate and other skills based training related to the social care sector. This being updated and refreshed on a daily basis and can be accessed through 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

York Carers Centre Carers Awareness Training

All sessions run from 10.30-12.30 and take place through Zoom

Mon 22 Nov

Weds 26 Jan

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 please contact sam.varo@nhs.net

Data Security and Protection Lead in Social Care

Wednesday 20 October 12.00-2.00

Wednesday 10 November 11.00-1.00

In order to meet the National Data Guardian’s 10 data security standards, social care organisations are strongly encouraged to have someone who is responsible for data security and protection, and who will champion the principles of good data protection. This person is called a Data Security and Protection Lead. Find out more about this new role at one of our these webinars.

For the October session please follow this link

For the November session please follow this link

 The Oustanding Society

Thursday 21 October 1.00-2.30

This meeting is open to all services – not just those rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It will focus on an outstanding workforce and feature Oonagh Smyth, Skills for Care CEO talking about current sector priorities and how we can meet them together. Skills for Care representatives at the meeting will also discuss manager wellbeing, new research into the nominated individual role and how our good and outstanding care resources are evolving.

 Please register your place online

Masterclass; Adopting Digital Social Care Records- Getting it Right the First Time

Tuesday 26 October 2.00-3.30

 

In this masterclass, we will be focussing on how to plan for implementation and how you can make sure that you get this right the first time.

We will be joined by care providers who have adopted digital social care records who can talk about their experience. They will talk from experience about how they worked with staff, service users and software companies to have a smooth implementation.

To register please follow this link

 Project ECHO Palliative Care Clinic- PRN Medication (Learning from Datix's)

Monday 01 November 2.00-3.00 via Zoom

The Project ECHO Team from St Leonards Hospice are building a community of practice for registered nursing staff whose work includes Palliative care across the York and North Yorkshire region. The aim of these sessions is to provide mutual support, learn from complex situations and enable networking between services

 

For more information and to book your place, please contact the Project ECHO Team

Supporting People with Learning Disabilities to Use Everyday Technology: An Introduction to a New Toolkit

Thursday 04 November 2.00-3.30

Helping people with learning disabilities to use everyday technologies can be a challenge and many have realised over the pandemic they need help to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence in this area. Jane Seale from the Open University will introduce a new, freely available toolkit for those who manage services and supervise carers and support staff.

To register your place please follow this link

Developing the Capacity and Capability of the Personal Assistant (PA) Workforce and Influencing Change

Monday 10 November 10.00-1.00

This online event will discuss how to build the capacity of the PA workforce, the resources and support available to develop their capability, how to ensure PAs are treated equally, feel included and valued, and are supported to stay well and how to influence changes to the social care system to ensure people have full choice and control over their lives.

To register please follow this link

Discover the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASCWDS)

Tuesday 23 November 11.00-11.30

 

ASC-WDS is the leading source of intelligence for the adult social care workforce. It provides crucial information to key decision-makers across the sector and helps providers to manage their teams. This webinar will look at how an ASC-WDS account can benefit registered managers and their service by focusing on:

  • how to gain access to funding for staff training
  • using the data to monitor workforce and influence decisions
  • providing safe and free management of staff and training records

To join please follow this link

Nominated individuals: National Event (in Partnership with CQC)

Wednesday 24 November 14.00-15.30

This event, delivered in partnership with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), will explore the role and responsibilities of nominated individuals and what this entails from a registration and inspection perspective. A question and answer session with CQC colleagues will be included as part of the programme, followed by regional break-out discussions with Skills for Care colleagues about our offer of support to nominated individuals.

To register your place please follow this link

 T34 Syringe Driver Training

Thursday 25 November 12.30-2.30

Tang Hall Health Centre

 

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.

Project ECHO Palliative Care Clinic- Managing Seizures

Wednesday 02 December 2.00-3.00

The Project ECHO Team from St Leonards Hospice are building a community of practice for registered nursing staff whose work includes Palliative care across the York and North Yorkshire region. The aim of these sessions is to provide mutual support, learn from complex situations and enable networking between services. 

For more information and to register, please contact the Project ECHO Team

Effective Supervision- Developing Supervision Skills to Support Your Staff

Tuesday 07 December 10.00-10.30

 This webinar is aimed at frontline managers and those who supervise staff. It will look at some practical approaches to developing new supervision skills, including contributions from specialist learning providers and employers best practice approaches to supervision and how this benefits the staff you support. The webinar will signpost to resources and tools from Skills for Care to support supervisors and answer some of the most common questions that employers have.

 To register your place please follow this link

 Strategies for supporting palliative care for people with learning disabilities in family homes and residential/care home

Wednesday 15 December 12.00-1.00

 Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, will be discussing strategies for supporting palliative care for people with learning disabilities in family homes and residential/care home settings. Her presentation will include practical examples of end-of-life day to day care procedures.

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

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.

Registration details to follow

 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.

Training provider Information
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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