The BBC has revealed that new care workers will be required to attain a training certificate within 12 weeks of starting their first job. This follows recommendations made in the independent Cavendish report, which reviewed inconsistencies in training throughout the health and care system following the Francis Inquiry.
It is understood that the scheme will be introduced from March 2015 in England for health care assistants working in hospitals, care homes and helping people in their own homes. The training will cover topics including infection control, dementia care and patient dignity.
New care workers will have to earn certificate. London: BBC Health News, May 3rd 2014.