Urgent Care – Out of Hospital Programme

This Health Education England work programme focused on education and training to workforce in care homes, both residential and nursing, with the support of patient quality teams within seven clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) across Arden, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The programme aims to increase the awareness of and aid the early detection of the signs of a deteriorating patient.  It ensures that staff have the skills, confidence and competence to appropriately deal with deterioration and avoid the need for hospital admission.

This programme was delivered from January to June 2016, with upport from Age UK Herefordshire and Worcetershire.  The materials are open to all CCGs, Trusts and care homes (nursing or residential; registered or non-registered).

A programme evaluation has been commissioned and will be available in Autumn 2016.

Programme Overview:

Training Materials:

There are two modules of training for staff in care homes.  All the materials were correct at time of publication and are available to all staff who attended the training and require a refresher.  All new sessions of training should be reviewed by a clinical educator prior to dissemination.

Additional Resources:

The following training programmes and resources are avaialble to commissioners, patient quality teams, care home managers and clinical educators.