Scottish regulator launches learning network to support care home staff

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

A learning network to support staff to share and develop their practice and improve the standard of care has been launched in Scotland by the Care Commission, the Scottish regulatory body. Spearheaded by Belinda Dewar, Scotland’s nurse consultant for older people in care homes, who was appointed by the Care Commission earlier this year to support staff to improve standards in care homes, the network is intended to give thousands of care home workers, from the public, private and voluntary sectors, the opportunity to exchange and share vital lessons they learn on the job. “Scotland is fortunate to have clear National Care Standards which set out the quality of care that residents and their families should expect and work together with staff to achieve,” said Ms Dewar. “The very clear feedback from care home owners, managers and staff is that they also want to know of ways they can access knowledge and learning to help them improve standards. “Staff in care homes face difficult and challenging issues

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