Please see below sections for up and coming events, courses, training and webinars.
Care From Head to Toe Training
Date: 1st November - 9.15am – 4.00pm via Microsoft Teams
Please see poster for booking details.
Please find below details of some upcoming nurse events that Skills for Care are running nationally:
National nursing associate in social care Community of Practice virtual event
Tuesday 28 September, 10:00-13:00, via Zoom
This event will include an update on the deployment of nursing associates in social care, and it’s a great opportunity for regional and national networking. We’re also excited to be able to showcase the very first registered nursing associate in social care to receive the Chief Nurse (ASC) Silver Award.
Speakers will include:
- Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care
- representative(s) from the Nursing and Midwifery Council
- representative(s) from Health Education England
This event is for:
- apprentice nursing associates
- registered nursing associates
- assessor/supervisors of apprentice nursing associates
- other supporters of the role e.g. line manager, care association
It’s your opportunity as a registered or apprentice nursing associate in social care to have your views heard. Attendees on the day will receive a certificate of attendance.
Get involved by using #WeAreSocialCareNurses on social media.
Valuing nursing in social care… for students, employers and educators
Wednesday 13 October, 10:00–15:00 (sign in from 09:45)
This event will highlight how incredibly rewarding and complex it is to be a nurse in adult social care. It is the first of its kind and will feature:
- a special welcome from Oonagh Smyth, CEO, Skills for Care
- keynote addresses from Deborah Sturdy, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, and Professor Brian J Webster-Henderson, Chair of Council of Deans
- the launch of our new guide ‘How to make the most of student nurse placements in social care settings – for the person who needs care and support, employer, student, and education provider’, which was developed in partnership with Health Education England
- hot topics including digital transformation – virtual placements in social care, and the social model of care
- an opportunity for regional networking
- the chance to ask questions of a panel made up of key national stakeholders for nursing in social care.
This event is for
- students undertaking pre-registration undergraduate healthcare degrees
- social care employers who would like to expand or develop their offer of placements
- colleagues from the higher education sector.
Attendees on the day will receive a certificate of attendance.
We’re really excited about this event and expect demand to be high so book your place now.
Get involved by using #WeAreSocialCareNurses on social media.
As part of the national HEE AHP Support Worker Programme, HEE is launching a nationally led procurement and implementation of the Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker and Level 5 Assistant Practitioner apprenticeships to the AHP support workforce.
HEE will be holding an employer engagement event at 10am-12.30pm on 30th Sept ’21 to provide an opportunity for employers to find out more about our ambitions, the vision for the future of AHP support workforce apprenticeships and their development including the delivery, future plans and how to get involved
Please note: this event is suitable for health and social care employers only. Attendance must be booked in advance via this form. We will be holding a separate engagement event for education providers.
Please hold the date in your diary as the meeting link will be sent to you on Wednesday 29th Sept ‘21.
HEE understands this is a complex area across the professions – the link below will take you to the national programme and draft framework:
To book a place on the webinar please click here.
Care Provider Alliance hosted webinars and resources
- Mandatory vaccination and HR issues: webinar 4-5pm 16 September 2021 A webinar for adult care home managers and HR leads will look at the HR and workforce management issues of implementing mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of deployment in adult social care homes in England.
- Visiting care homes, plus Essential Care Giver: webinar 9.30 – 11.00am, 17 September 2021- CPA A webinar for adult care home managers, staff, residents and relatives will look at good practice and how to overcome the barriers to rolling out the Essential Care Giver role and wider Visiting arrangements for residential care settings.
Q&A from Vaccination as condition of deployment webinar Q&A and presentations from a webinar on the implications and implementation of COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of deployment in care homes in England. The webinar, which included contributions from the Care Quality Commission and NHS England, was held on 26 August 2021.
Digital Social Care has partnered with Apple Healthcare to bring you a free webinar on how to get the most out of your iPhone or iPad.
This webinar will cover how to get the most out of your iPhone or iPad at work. This will include:
- Top tips for using your Apple device at work – including the basics of getting started with your device
- Accessibility features for care staff
- Accessibility features for people who use care and support services
- Live Q&A
I am pleased to inform you that the Learning Disabilities Degree is launching in September 2021. This is an open invitation to get involved in the development and education of our Future Learning Disabilities Nurses and be engaged with life at the Institute of Health and Allied Professions (IHAP).
Please click here for details.
Expressions of interest needed by Friday 28th May 21.
Oral Health Brief Advice Training for Care Homes 2021 - 2022.
This course teaches learners about the importance of oral healthcare for themselves and those who they care for. The learning includes the latest guidance in oral healthcare and supports person-centred holistic care.
For further information please view the flyer.
As part of the Ageing Well plans for the Integrated Care System (ICS) one of the areas of focus is the identification of frailty. The Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) provides a shared language between all areas, helping everyone to support older people to live well.
This new frailty training package is for: All people working in health and social care who support adults 65 and over across the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS.
Why this training is required: To introduce the Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) and ensure that the whole health and social care workforce across the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS can communicate using a common language and so improve the quality of life for people living with frailty.
How to register to be notified when this training package becomes available: See the poster for more information and click on the link to register your interest.
Clinical Frailty Scale and App now available
Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) app is a free application that supports the Frailty Training Package outlined above. Frontline colleagues in all health and social care services can download for use on mobile devices, to undertake clinical frailty scoring with client groups in real time.
The CFS app works by responding with a simple Yes or No to a series of nine questions, starting at the most severely frail end of the scale. The response to the question identifies the level of frailty and provides a recommendation about how to approach that patient’s care and treatment with extra information to read as needed.
The app is free to download from the Apple App Store at the link below: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/clinical-frailty-scale-cfs/id1508556286. An Android version will be available very shortly.
Registered Managers Networks – Skills for Care relaunch in Nottinghamshire
Skills for Care continues to fund Registered manager networks for every local authority area in the country. These networks are peer support groups, with the agenda set and chaired by Registered Managers. It is an excellent way of being kept up to date with best practice as we are frequently joined by guest speakers, it is also a great opportunity to network with other managers and discuss the challenges affecting you.
They are free to any manager to attend. Our next network is on 19th October 2021 at 2pm and will be a hybrid meeting meaning you can join us face to face or virtually, the venue will be shared in due course. We will be joined by two CQC inspection managers at the next meeting who will update us on changes to the way CQC inspect and be available to answer any questions or queries you have.
We are currently looking for a chair for this network or a couple of chairs to rotate. You will be supported by Matthew Errington at Skills for Care to decide the agenda, your main remit will be to commit to attending each meeting and to chair the group on the day. If you are interested please email email@example.com – there is support and opportunities to go on fully funded development programmes for chairs of the networks, so a really excellent incentive to be involved.
Collaborative Care Forums – Information Forums for all Adult Social Care Providers in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (Ongoing)
Future forum dates for your diary
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If this is not something you wish to do you will still be able to enter the following links manually into your calendars to save the date and remember to join. Thank you.
Tuesday 13th July 2-3.30pm
Topic - Growing, Supporting and Retaining Your Workforce
The Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set, or ASC-WDS for short, is an easy-to-use online service that helps you manage your team and makes sure your voice is heard by the Government and other key sector decision makers. We’ve produced a brand new three-minute video which details the benefits of using ASC-WDS and how the data within the system can be used by the Government and other stakeholders to make informed decisions about the care sector.
To provide support and guidance through COVID-19 and beyond the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCGs have partnered with East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative and Nottinghamshire Alliance Training Hub to support care homes and home care providers that do not currently use a tool for recognising deterioration in residents or service users. This package is for all homes that do not currently use a deterioration tool or would like to know more about RESTORE2.
RESTORE 2 can help you and your staff to spot deterioration from COVID-19 related illness or recognise non-COVID-19 related deterioration and act to decrease avoidable hospital admissions.
RESTORE2 uses three tools (Soft Signs, NEWS2 and SBARD) which when used in unison create a robust process for early identification of the signs of deterioration and appropriate and timely escalating (if required). For home care RESTORE2Mini may be more appropriate. This focuses on Soft Signs and SBARD only.
The lead trainer for RESTORE2 across Nottinghamshire, Michele Tuttle, works for the Nottinghamshire Alliance Training Hub and is able to deliver training RESTORE2. During the current climate this is being delivered virtually via MS Teams or Zoom.
Michele can be contacted via email at email@example.com or on 07554 779715 for further information.
Foundations in Dementia is a free online course suitable for health and social care professionals, students and the family members or carers of people with Dementia. With access to engaging resources and the opportunity to share ideas with others over a six-week period, this training is designed to provide knowledge and skills regarding the care of people with Dementia and will cover the following topics:
- Week 1 - Inside the brain
- Week 2 - Assessment and treatment
- Week 3 - Law and ethics
- Week 4 - Communication skills
- Week 5 - Family and Friends
- Week 6 - Living well with Dementia and end of life care
SCIE's website has a collection of virtual training including:
- Safeguarding adults webinar series
- Mental Capacity Act webinar series
- Infection control e-learning
- Dementia awareness e-learning
To find out more please visit their website at:
The Autism e-learning course is designed for anyone whose job may bring them into day to day contact with people with Autism including practitioners working for Local Authorities, Health, Housing, District Councils, Police and Education Services. It is also for members of the public who may find it interesting and useful as a resource.
The course aims: To cover the ‘basic awareness’ level of skills and knowledge as described in the Autism Skills and Knowledge list produced by Skills for Health, Skills for Care.
- Understand what autism is and how it might affect the individual’s social interaction, communication and imagination
- Understand how having autism can impact on mental health
- Be able to identify adults who may be on the autism spectrum
- Understand different ways of supporting, interacting and communicating with autistic people
- Reflect on your own working practices and the client population you support.
As part of the NHS England national improvement programme to reduce restrictive practices, the Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) was commissioned to develop standards for training for the prevention and use of restrictive interventions.
The Restraint Reduction Network (RRN) is an independent body that brings together government departments, professional bodies, people with lived experience, practitioners and academics. It is a coalition of the willing who are passionate about restraint reduction and human rights.
The Restraint Reduction Network Training Standards (2019) aim to facilitate culture change, not just technical competence. The Standards are designed to:
- protect people’s fundamental human rights and promote person centred, best interest and therapeutic approaches to supporting people when they are distressed;
- improve the quality of life of those being restrained and those supporting them;
- reduce reliance on restrictive practices by promoting positive culture and practice that focuses on prevention, de-escalation and reflective practice;
- increase understanding of the root causes of behaviour and recognition that many behaviours are the result of distress due to unmet needs;
- where required, focus on the safest and most dignified use of restrictive interventions including physical restraint.
The RRN Training Standards were published in April 2019 and are available on the RRN website. These standards provide a national benchmark for training in restrictive practices and have been endorsed by a number of professional bodies, charities and arm’s length bodies.
For further information please download the Restraint Reduction Network documents in the downloads section on this webpage.