Start Date: Jan 2017 End Date: March 2017 Status: Completed
The intention is to provide a formative evaluation for a bespoke, evidence-based training programme delivered to nursing and care staff in six nursing homes. The elements of training which are to be delivered have been carefully chosen to reflect the specific issues and needs arising from the nursing home review (e.g. falls, dementia, managing challenging behaviour, end of life planning and diabetes).
This will be delivered locally at the six named nursing homes (in accordance with the training needs captured from the review); offering two training dates for each subject area at each site, to allow for every member of staff to attend. Staff will also have the opportunity to attend at another nursing home if they are unable to do so at their place of work.
The programme will provide training to registered nurses and healthcare assistants within the homes, however, sessions will also be open to family and carers (where appropriate), community staff such as rapid response teams and community matrons, social care staff, pharmacists and more.