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Provider Corner - Training, Events and Webinars

Please see below sections for up and coming events, courses, training and webinars.

Jan-March 2022: Masterclass Series – Adopting Digital Care Records

During 2021-2022, Digital Social Care are partnering with NHSX to run a masterclass series for adult social care providers. In this monthly series, sector experts, technology companies and care providers are brought together to share their experiences in choosing and using digital care records:


What is a Data Protection Officer and Do I Need One? – Tues 25th January, 2-3:30pm


Embedding Tech in the Workflow – Tues 22nd February, 2-3:30pm


Contract Management – Tues 8th March, 2-2:30pm


Retrofitting Tech in Old Buildings – Tues 29th March, 2-3:30pm


More information:

Feb 2022: Free Oral Health Training for staff working in Residential Settings

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.

Jan 2022: All About Medicines’ webinar for care home staff

The East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative would like to invite you and your colleagues to a ‘Connecting Together’ East Midlands care home webinar on 20 January 2022 from 1-2:30pm. 

Taking place online, the webinar is aimed at care home staff and managers in the region, and will focus on Medicines in the care home setting. 

It is part of our ‘Connecting Together’ series which aims to support a culture of continual learning and improvement in resident safety.  To register for free, visit

The full agenda for the session is on the booking page.  To find out more about our care homes work, visit

Data Security & Protection Toolkit (DSPT) Fully Funded Support Offer For All Providers (Ongoing)

Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) Fully Funded Support Offer for all providers

Nottingham City Council has been awarded funding from 3 separate bodies to deliver cyber-security training to SME care providers within the D2N2 (Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire) area, incorporating completion of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT). This self-certification document acts as a checklist to ensure that providers have a comprehensive understanding of their responsibilities around cyber security and secure data handling. It is also a mandatory requirement for access to NHS Mail.

Recognising the pressures that social care providers are currently under, we have designed a process to make Toolkit completion as quick and simple as possible in advance of it potentially becoming a mandatory requirement for providers who engage with their local authority. Toolkit completion demonstrates to the CQC and to service users that responsibilities in this area are understood and complied with. 

Commercial assistance with Toolkit completion ranges in price but can be prohibitively expensive. It is our view that providers would be sensible to work with us to achieve Toolkit submission whilst it is fully funded by the Better Security, Better Care project.

For further details on how to access this offer, please click here.

Please follow link for DSPT benefits:  Havering Care Homes: Reaping the benefits of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit - Digital Social Care

React to Frailty Learning Package (Ongoing)

This new React to Frailty learning package is now LIVE!

It consists of 2 videos, a workbook and a quiz on completion

By registering in advance you can also receive a certificate of successful completion.

The React To Frailty has been designed by the Nottingham & Nottinghamshire ICS Frailty Group for all health and social care colleagues across the ICS.  React To Frailty has been designed as a resource pack with two accompanying videos which explain how to use the Clinical Frailty Scale to identify different levels of frailty, and to improve awareness and understanding of what frailty means and how it can be managed.  These films and resources were designed and produced by Crocodile House and can be accessed here:                 

React To Frailty : Reactto

ICS Aging Well Free Training - The Clinical Frailty Scale (Ongoing)

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:  An Android version will be available very shortly.

Skills for Care Registered Managers Networks (Ongoing)

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 – 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

If you would like to receive these links as calendar invitations, please email with your name, organisation and the email address you would like us to use.  In the email please confirm that you give permission for us to send you the invitation and understand that this will mean sharing the email address you provide with others. 

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

Video for Care Providers: Everything you need to know about ASC-WDS (Ongoing)

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.

You can view the video directly on our website or you can also watch the video on our Vimeo site


Restore2 – Deterioration Tool for use with Homecare and Care Home Residents (Ongoing)

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 or on 07554 779715 for further information.

Online Course - Foundations in Dementia (Ongoing)

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 Virtual Courses for Social Care (Ongoing)

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:

Autism E-Learning PowerPoint Training (Ongoing)

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.

 These are:

  • 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.

Click to find out further information and to access the training

Certification of Training in Restrictive Practices (Ongoing)

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.

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