The Surrey Training Hub
A local partnership providing education and training courses for the wider primary and community care workforce.
Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and PPE Training
Free training sessions for care homes, which can be combined with training on how to carry out swab tests for staff and residents. Training can be done virtually where appropriate. IPC training can be done in an outside space. Certificates will be provided.
If you’ve previously declined the offer for training on IPC and PPE and/or swab test training, but would now like to take it up, please email us.
Skills for Care
Skills for Care offers lots of useful resources to help you with training your staff, including rapid induction training and refresher training. Employers can claim money towards the costs of employees completing approved adult social care qualifications and learning programmes from the Workforce Development Fund. Skills for Care are continuing to develop a series of webinars on a range of topics to support managers and their service during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Surrey Skills Academy
A wide range of training and learning opportunities with a focus on social care, including e-learning, classroom-based courses, as well as signposting to other training providers.
Surrey County Council Public Health
Surrey County Council’s Public Health Team offers a variety of training courses, including Mental Health training. For more information visit the Healthy Surrey website.
Recognising Deteriorating Patients
The Academic Health Science Network Kent Surrey & Sussex offers ongoing advice to care home staff to recognise deteriorating patients. Join the weekly Zoom meetings on ‘Covid 19: Tools to help recognise, communicate about and manage deterioration in primary care and social care settings’ on Mondays from 2-3pm here . Content includes: Restore2, Stop Look Care tools, Stop and watch tools and SBAR.
Princess Alice Hospice
Princess Alice Hospice offers multi-disciplinary courses for health and social care staff. For information about dates, prices and how to register, please email.
Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care
Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care offers multi-disciplinary courses for health and social care staff to learn and develop knowledge, new skills and improve care for patients and families. For more information click here.
St Catherine’s Hospice
St Catherine’s delivers training and education on a whole range of topics in the Dorking area. There is a cost for all of these courses. For more information click here. Also click here for the COVID-19 Supplementary Guidance on symptom management in the last hours/days of life.
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust’s Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities offers training on:
- Health Action Planning
- Communication –More than Words
- Women’s Health and Wellbeing
- Relationships and Sex Education
The Learning Hub provides access to more than 550 health and care education and training resources. Find out more and create a learning account here and for any questions about the Hub email the team here.
A support webinar is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to anyone using NHS Mail or MS Teams. To join the webinar please email. Several videos and guides on using NHS Mail and troubleshooting are available here and a user guide can also be downloaded.
Hydration and Nutrition
Information about Hydration and Nutrition in the elderly can be found on the NHS website . The ‘MUST’ calculator to establish nutritional risk and other nutrition tools can be found here.
National Capacity Tracker
A weekly Q&A to support you in using the Capacity Tracker. Held every Wednesday from 10 – 11am. To join please email your area contact – East Surrey, Guildford & Waverley, North West Surrey or Surrey Downs.
Whole Care Home Testing Webinars
Daily Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) webinars on whole home testing kits. Courses take place at 11am every weekday. Book here. You can also contact us for further support on carrying out swab testing. The DHSC have been rolling out weekly testing of staff and residents every 28 days without a current outbreak. Care homes will need to re-register on the care home portal to apply for regular testing. Applications are now open for care homes caring for the over-65s and those with dementia.
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