Tagged: Skills for Care

News in brief – December 2011

David Behan’s 29 November 2011 webchat on mental health On 29 November, David Behan and Dr Andrew McCulloch, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, held a webchat to respond to questions from mental health service users on the reform of … Read more → – News in brief – December 2011

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Skills for Care qualifications launched

Four new qualifications have been launched for people working in health and social care settings where diet and nutrition is particularly important. Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Health and Social Care and Early Years or Childcare Settings Level … Read more → – Skills for Care qualifications launched

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Common core principles for supporting people with dementia

Skills for Care and Skills for Health have launched a new framework to provide training for carers of dementia sufferers. The core principles within the framework were developed alongside the Department of Health and are designed to build a workforce … Read more → – Common core principles for supporting people with dementia

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News in brief

Seasonal flu immunisation programme 2011/12 David Behan, Director General, Social Care at the Department of Health has urged frontline healthcare staff to support the seasonal flu vaccination programme this winter. In a letter to care workers, Behan said that risk … Read more → – News in brief

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Training and development: new qualifications in social care

A new range of social care qualifications are being developed by Skills for Care in partnership with awarding organisations. Health and Social Care (HSC) NVQs level 2 and 3 have now been replaced by Health and Social Care (HSC) Diplomas … Read more → – Training and development: new qualifications in social care

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