In its annual report on the state of health care, published this week, currently trending with the hashtag #StateofCare, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found that the majority of adult social care services in England provide good quality caring but there
The introduction of the Care Certificate (1st April 2015) for Health and Social Care (H&SC) has increased the focus on observation because of the requirement to evidence worker competence “during real work duties”. Assessing knowledge, checking understanding and observing practice
The Grey Matter Group is pleased to share that Log on to Care, our award winning eLearning club, has experience a significant jump in usage – more than 43% – over the last quarter. Increased Usage Sarah Knapp, Project Manager
The Grey Matter Group are delighted to announce the successful release of our new portal and vastly improved Care Certificate assessment tools today. The new portal, accessible to all customers via the ‘Log in‘ button at the top of the
Register for a free webinar this Autumn. Complete the Care Certificate on your iPhone or Smart Phone Our latest updates to our popular Care Certificate solution which will allow you or your team to complete the Care Certificate on almost
Are you responsible for delivering the Care Certificate for Health in your setting? More accurately, are you charged with measuring competence for NHS and Healthcare staff against the new Care Certificate standards? The Grey Matter Group is delighted to announce
Are you ready for the Care Certificate? Join one of our free Webinars to find out. Alex Knapp, CEO of The Grey Matter Group, will share useful information and answer your questions about the Care Certificate. When Are The Webinars? Our
Induction Programme The Care Certificate is the national induction programme for people new to health and social care. It should be arranged and provided by employers during the new workers first 12 weeks to ensure that new workers are effectively
The Care Certificate Launches April is here, and with it, the introduction of a new era of positive change in health and social care with the new Care Act. The principles of wellbeing, observation and evidence of competence are common
An Opportunity to Shift Health and Social Care Culture April 2015 will be a date that goes down in history as the start of a big year of positive change for health and social care. Next April will see the
The Care Act: Essential Points The care act became law in May 2014, forging a new coherent approach to adult social care in England. Before this, English social care law had evolved piecemeal over almost seventy years in some thirty
Download and read the Questions and Answers document on the Implementation of the Care Certificate for Health and Social Care Professionals.
The new Care Certificate Framework document is now available for download and review.
The new Care Certificate Standards and outcomes are now available for download and review.
We are increasingly receiving questions from colleagues about Care Certificate Training in our free workshops around the country and want to take this opportunity to pass on what we know to the sector.
The Care Certificate is scheduled for introduction in March 2015, replacing both the National Minimum Training Standards and the Common Induction Standards.
The Care Certificate represents the biggest change to workforce development in the social care sector and is the first time that the same standards are being applied across health and social care.
Evidencing competence “in practice” and staff learning “during real work duties” are seen as a higher value outcomes than simply delivering staff training, under the new criteria. Read more…