Norfolk Medicines Support Service: Medication Training 2018

Medication administration courses for home care workers are now available. 

The courses are open to those working in domiciliary care, supported living, reablement, housing with care, day services.

Courses cover:

  • Medication Policy and Safety
  • Administration of medication
  • Handling of Medicines
  • MAR Charts

 

There are 2 levels of course:

  • Initial Medication (Home Care) Training
  • Refresher Medication (Home Care) Training

 

Initial Medication Training (full day)

Who can attend?

This course is aimed at care and support workers who will need to handle and administer medication as part of their role. Workers should be working in a home care setting. Initial Medication Training is suitable if you have never done NMSS training before, or want a full days’ knowledge and content.

 

Refresher Medication Training (half day)

Who can attend?

This course is aimed at care and support workers who have already undertaken NMSS training and need a refresher on core knowledge and skills in order to remain compliant with the Medication Policy for home care. Workers should be working in a home care setting.

Refresher training should be undertaken at least every three years (two years for NCC workers).

 

How to book

A leaflet with more information and a booking form is available here.

For dates and venues of training courses please click here.

If you have any queries, you can contact the Medicine Support Service in the following ways:

Telephone: 01603 217633.

Email: teresa.bunton@norfolk.gov.uk

Post to: Medicines Support Service, County Hall, Floor 4, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2SQ.

Skills for Care free event: Transforming care and positive behavioural support

 

Transforming care and positive behavioural support in adult social care in the Eastern area.

If you support people who have a learning disability and/ or autism, and they display or are at risk of displaying behaviour which challenges, come along to this free event.

Wednesday 27 June 2018

The Trinity Centre, Cambridge

Registration from 09.30

Start 10.00

Finish 16.00

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

 The workshop will focus on positive behavioural support (PBS) and how you can use it to support you in your role. You’ll also help to shape a workforce development strategy for PBS and transforming care for your local area.

The event will:

  • explain what PBS is and how it can support people with a learning disability and/ or autism, including talks from local experts in the field
  • share good practice examples of training around PBS and autism, and what’s happening already locally
  • identify gaps and opportunities to improve local PBS training and support
  • shape local workforce development around PBS
  • initiate or support local PBS networks.

You’ll also explore how employers, commissioners and other support groups can build networks and implement their local transforming care plan.

Who should attend?

People who work in the Eastern area who fall into one or more of the below categories;

  • Adult social care and health employers who provide care and support for people with a learning disability and/ or autism, and display or at risk of displaying behaviour which challenges.
  • Adult social care commissioners.
  • Individuals with a learning disability and/ or autism, and display or are at risk of displaying behaviour which challenges, their family and carers.
  • Anyone involved in workforce development for this group.

N.B. If you are attending from a care providing organisation or service there is an expectation that you have some prior knowledge of PBS and Transforming care and be in a position to implement this within your organisation or service.

Book your place here

 Booking terms

Please note, as this is a funded event a maximum of two people from each organisation may book onto this workshop (you can change which delegates from your organisation attend). If you’d like to send more than two people, please email events@skillsforcare.org.uk with the names of the additional delegates, and we’ll add them to a waiting list.

Skills for Care can support people with a learning disability and/ or autism, their family and carers with the costs of attending, for example for travel. Email them to find out more.  Or you can access their website here.

Norfolk and Waveney Dying Matters Awareness Event – Tuesday 15th May

The Lord Lieutenant’s Palliative Care Forum and Macmillan are co-hosting The Norfolk and Waveney Dying Matters Awareness Event.

The event is on Tuesday 15th May 10:00 am – 2:00pm at The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich.

The agenda is available here: Dying Matters Awareness Event Agenda.

As in previous years, a number of stall holders have been invited who will be able to engage with members of the public together with representatives from statutory, voluntary and third sector organisations to provide a wealth of information.  In addition, there will be a number of speakers who will talk about their involvement in providing help and support to those needing end of life and palliative care.

 

The event is open to all.  If you or a colleague would like to attend the presentations please can you email Chris MacDonald from the Lord Lieutenant’s Palliative Forum at chrismac56@hotmail.com to reserve your place.

Dementia Fayre at the NNUH – 14 May 2018

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) is delighted to be hosting a ‘Living well with Dementia’ information fayre on Monday 14 May 2018.

The event, which will be held in the East Atrium on the main hospital site, will be a chance for those living with dementia and their families and carers to see just how much dementia support is available in Norfolk and to receive advice on how to live well with dementia. The information stands will be starting at 10.00am, with the talks for the public running alongside from 11.30am.

You can see the event poster here: NNUH Dementia Information Fayre 2018 or contact the NNUH at: communications@nnuh.nhs.uk

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Train the Trainer – Safeguarding Awareness

Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board in partnership with KP Social Care Training Ltd

Presents ‘Train the Trainer Safeguarding Awareness’

The aim of the session is to train staff to deliver safeguarding awareness training to staff and volunteers in their own organisation. Participants will be provided with a set of training materials that they can use back in the workplace including: handouts, exercises, quizzes, case studies, power point presentations and link to a safeguarding awareness film. The pack contents cover all the materials for a half day or full day awareness session and a ninety minute update session.

The dates are: Continue reading

Free Fire Risk Training

You may recall that Andrea Borwell, Quality Assurance Officer – Domiciliary Care, has been talking about Fire Risk Training with the Fire and Rescue Service for some while, looking at training for care staff on identifying and reporting potential hazards. Training which would encompass two distinct strands has been identified and the training offer has now been agreed. The first course is designed for Assessors who undertake the initial assessment and set up of packages of care in the community and the second for Care/Support Workers who provide ongoing support to individuals in their own homes.

The agreed dates and venues for the roll out of both of these courses, which will be delivered by Gosia Zielinska of the Fire and Rescue Service, are listed below.  A very big thank you to those providers who have kindly agreed to loan their training rooms for these sessions.

Dates for additional Fire Risk Assessor and Carer courses will be available later in the year at other venues in the County and these will be circulated as soon as they are confirmed. Continue reading

Opportunity to advertise training courses

Moving&Handling training can be difficult to set up. Sometimes sessions have to run with very few participants, be cancelled or new recruits have to wait long time to get the necessary training. Norfolk and Suffolk Carer Support offers home support providers a chance to promote and advertise any training courses on the organisation’s web-site. This opens up the opportunity of sharing resources, cutting costs and speeding up processes. Here’s advice on how to advertise a training event.

How to advertise your training

The ‘courses and workshops’ facility on the N&SCS website can be used to advertise providers spare places on any in-house training, as well as open courses by training providers. This could be sessions being delivered by providers’ own trainers, or where they are buying in an external training provider but do not have enough staff to fill the number of spaces. Continue reading