Southern Cross forges training partnership


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

A training partnership has been agreed between the GMB Union and Southern Cross Healthcare, one of the UK¹s biggest nursing home providers. The new “Caretrain” programme is said to be the first of its kind to be run between the GMB and a major care provider and could become a blueprint for the way care home staff are trained in the future. Southern Cross Healthcare has 7,600 residents in 140 care homes across the UK. The Care Standards Act states that a minimum of 50 per cent of care workers in each care home across the country have to have an NVQ Level 2 in Care by 2005. The training initiative is designed to ensure that Southern Cross not only meets but exceeds this criteria.





Comments are closed.


Latest blog posts

Time for a ten dollar answer

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

Ernest Hemingway was known for his minimalist style and he used to pooh-pooh what he called “ten-dollar” words. Not to...

Lacking capacity

By guest blogger JEF SMITH

A friend of mine diagnosed with cancer – now, happily, treated – was asked how he could possibly have missed the...

Care homes – understated examples of tasteful design

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

Dozens of recently-built care homes are material proof that it is perfectly possible to design aesthetically pleasing buildings and put...