Health & Social Care Training

There are a wide range of training courses available for care home and domiciliary care staff right across Surrey Heartlands. We’ve collated some training opportunities here for you. Some courses are available right across Surrey Heartlands and some are within specific Integrated Care Partnership areas. Please check as some courses are free and others have fees attached to them. Care providers should ensure that records and registers are kept of all training courses completed by their staff members as these records are useful to share with the CQC when inspections are carried out.

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.

Learning Disability 

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

Learning Hub

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.

NHS Mail

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.

We have gathered this material from a number of local partners and hope you find this useful. Surrey Heartlands does not directly endorse any commercial product.

For any training needs please contact the Care Home Nurse Advisors.

A range of training courses are available to care home and domiciliary care staff. Please check as some courses are free and others have fees attached to them. Care providers should ensure that records and registers are kept of all training courses completed by their staff members. These records are useful to share with the CQC when inspections are carried out.

Clinical Care Home Forums

We hold quarterly clinical care home forums for networking and peer support, however these are currently on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please email to express an interest in future forums.

Forum Learning in Practice

resource to support care workers to undertake the National Care Certificate and a reference guide to promote awareness of needs and encourage referrals if concerns are identified.

Hospital Transfer Pathway (Red Bag Scheme)

The ‘Red Bag’ keeps important information about a care home resident’s health in one place, easily accessible to ambulance and hospital staff. It contains standardised information about the resident’s general health, any existing medical conditions they have, medication they are taking, as well as highlighting the current health concern.  This means that ambulance and hospital staff can determine the treatment a resident needs more effectively. Training is available for care homes.

Medicines Management

Training and support to care homes on medication reviews and medicines optimisation within care homes. There is also training available on Medicines Use in Care Homes.

Nourish Pack

The Nourish resource pack gives information on how to provide excellent nutrition and hydration for residents. More information about Hydration and Nutrition in the elderly can be found on the NHS website.

There are a range of training courses available to care home and domiciliary care staff. Please check as some courses are free and others have fees attached to them. Care providers should ensure that records and registers are kept of all training courses completed by their staff members. These records are useful to share with the CQC when inspections are carried out.

CSH Surrey

Free face-to-face courses for care home staff on:

  • Slips, Trips and falls
  • Identifying Sepsis and Early Warning Signs
  • Pain Management
  • Blood pressure monitoring & Postural drops
  • Safeguarding
  • Mental Capacity & DOLS
  • UTI awareness & prevention
  • Parkinsons
  • Respiratory disease management
  • Diabetes Update
  • Insulin Administration

Click here for more information.

Medication and Pharmacy Training

The Medicines Optimisation Care Home Team offers free, comprehensive face-to-face three hour training sessions for care homes on Medicines Optimisation. Contact them here.

There are a range of training courses available to care home and domiciliary care staff. Please check as some courses are free and others have fees attached to them. Care providers should ensure that records and registers are kept of all training courses completed by their staff members. These records are useful to share with the CQC when inspections are carried out.

CSH Surrey

Free face-to-face courses for care home staff on:

  • Slips, Trips and falls
  • Identifying Sepsis and Early Warning Signs
  • Pain Management
  • Blood pressure monitoring & Postural drops
  • Safeguarding
  • Mental Capacity & DOLS
  • UTI awareness & prevention
  • Parkinsons
  • Respiratory disease management
  • Diabetes Update
  • Insulin Administration

Click here for more information.

Medication and Pharmacy Training

The Medicines Optimisation Care Home Team offers free, comprehensive face-to-face three hour training sessions for care homes on Medicines Optimisation. Contact them here.