Six new members of staff at Stanfield Nursing Home Worcester, have recently met the requirements for the Care Certificate, a new qualification that became a legal requirement as part of the Care Act in April 2015. All new starters must complete the certificate within 12 weeks of employment, the qualification having been developed as part of the Cavendish Review Work.
Stanfield Nursing Home Worcester has always stayed ahead of the latest developments in the area of care requirements, ensuring that their staff are up to date with their qualifications and upholding the highest standards throughout the whole home, through their long-standing continuous training and development programme, which the Care Certificate forms part of. The owner of Stanfield Nursing Home, Richard White, working with the Matron Manager, Pat Morris, are proud of their team for gaining the Care Certificate and would like to congratulate them on their achievement.
So what does the Care Certificate mean for the staff at Stanfield Nursing Home Worcester?
Officially launched in March 2015 (and implemented from April 2015), the Care Certificate’s main function is to equip staff members (health and social care support workers) with the skills needed to provide the highest possible standards of care. They must complete the qualification before they can work directly with patients, showing they have the knowledge required to do the job.
The Care Certificate (which was designed to meet the requirements of the Cavendish Review) was developed through a collaboration between the Health Education England (HEE), Skills for Care, and Skills for Health. It replaces the former Common Induction Standards (CIS) and National Minimum Training Standards (NMTS).
According to staff at Stanfield, the Care Certificate ‘applies across all aspects of health and social care settings and links and units to qualifications’. There are 15 standards, all of which are ‘underpinned by full learning outcomes and assessment criteria’.
The Care Certificate is an important qualification in terms of reaching the requirements of the Care Act, but it also has more far-reaching benefits: knowing that the staff have achieved the Care Certificate gives residents in the home the confidence that all of the people looking after them have the skills and knowledge needed in order to care for them in a safe and compassionate way.
The staff at Stanfield Nursing Home Worcester are dedicated to providing the highest possible standards of care, something that the Care Certificate qualification will now reinforce for both the residents of the home and their families.
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