GP beefs-up skills of Bradford carers


Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

General Physics (GP), a performance improvement company, says it is helping to ensure that the quality of care offered by carers in Yorkshire is among the best in the UK, by providing quality training. The company says its care sector experts have been working with management and staff at Bradford Independent Health Care¹s (BIHC) nine retirement, nursing and specialist care residential homes to provide National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) training and assessment. The current project is intended to ensure that many of BIHC¹s 300 staff will have the NVQ Level 2 and 3 qualifications required to meet new government regulations. These state that 50% of carers should have or be working towards a minimum NVQ Level 2 as set out in the National Minimum Standards set out in the Care Standards Act 2000. They are due to come into effect in 2005. GP says its training and assessment programme is also making a major contribution to the success of a larger initiative by BIHC management, which endeavours to provide consi





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