Code of Conduct and National Minimum Training Standards launched – Centre for Workforce Intelligence – 26 March 2013

Posted on April 3, 2013. Filed under: Educ for Hlth Professions, Workforce | Tags: , , , |

Code of Conduct and National Minimum Training Standards launched – Centre for Workforce Intelligence – 26 March 2013

“On 26 March 2013 the CfWI’s partner organisations Skills for Health and Skills for Care launched guidelines for healthcare support workers who report to nurses or midwives and adult social care workers in England.

The Code describes the standards of conduct, behaviour and attitudes that the public should expect of healthcare support workers. It is based on the principles of protecting the public by promoting best practice.

The National Minimum Training Standards define the minimum knowledge health and care workers must have, irrespective of individual job role. They focus on 10 key knowledge areas and set out what should be covered during a period of induction in the first weeks of employment:

the roles of the healthcare support worker and adult social care worker
your personal development
effective communication
equality, diversity and inclusion
duty of care
safeguarding
person-centred care and support
health and safety
handling information
infection prevention and control.

Care and Support Minister, Norman Lamb, said:

People who use these services expect the staff looking after them to provide safe and compassionate care and this is yet another step towards the better standards everyone expects.

To find out more and to download the associated documents visit the Skills for Care website.”

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