Code of Conduct and National Minimum Training Standards for Healthcare Support Workers (Skills for Health and Skills for Care)

Summary

Skills for Health and Skills for Care were sponsored by the Department of Health in 2011 to develop a Code of Conduct and a set of National Minimum Training Standards for healthcare support workers.

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Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers

The Code of Conduct prescribes the standards of conduct, behaviour and attitudes expected by the public and people in need of healthcare, care and support

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Reference

Skills for Care & Skills for Health (2013). Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England. Leeds / Bristol: Skills for Care and Skills for Health, 2013.

National Minimum Training Standards for Healthcare Support Workers

The National Minimum Training Standards define the minimum knowledge which healthcare support workers must have, with a particular focus on ten key areas:

  • The roles of the Healthcare Support Worker and Adult Social Care Worker.
  • Personal development.
  • Effective communication.
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Duty of care.
  • Safeguarding.
  • Person-centred care and support.
  • Handling information.
  • Health and safety.

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Reference

Skills for Care & Skills for Health (2013). National Minimum Training Standards for Healthcare Support Workers & Adult Social Care Workers in England. Leeds / Bristol: Skills for Care and Skills for Health, 2013.

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].

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