Since we released our holistic observations tools last March we have overwhelmed with positive feedback from busy managers who love the time savings and efficiency gains from being able to carry out one observation and apply it to multiple outcomes.
The Grey Matter Group have been awarded Recognised Provider Status by Skills for Care. The whole team are delighted, the endorsement means that Skills for Care have scrutinised our unique solutions to social care learning and development and they are
At the Grey Matter Group, we have always valued the process of gathering and recording high quality evidence and observations to support decisions about staff members’ safety to practice. We are about to raise the value of evidence gathering to
Our much anticipated holistic observation capabilities will be launched on the evening of 22nd March 2016, and as we hinted in an earlier post in February, the benefits for managers and staff are really exciting! New Ways to Record Observations As
Enhanced Reporting Capabilities has been one of the two most-requested features for our assessment and competence recording solution since the introduction of the Care Certificate in April 2015. The wait is over! We are pleased to say that the wait
We are really proud to see that another of our customers has been recognised by Skills for Care in the press recently. REaCH Stockport Council’s in-house Reablement and Community Home Support was the winner of the 2015 Skills for Care Accolade
The Grey Matter Group are delighted that one of our largest customers, Home Instead, has achieved the highest Care Quality Commission (CQC) compliance score of any national provider for the elderly in the latest Laing & Buisson report. The quarterly
I recently ran a workshop on assessing competence for a group of new and aspiring shift leaders in a small residential care home. They were a lovely group; dedicated and friendly, they obviously cared about their jobs and the people they support. Like other support workers they had found that in order to further their careers and get a little extra in their pay packet they needed to step on to the management ladder and become shift leaders.
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
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
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.