Beat the Bugs!

Infection control is everybody’s business so as we’re half way through World Antibiotic Awareness Week, we thought we’d share the statistics to prove why this is so.  In the recent final report and recommendations of Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, chaired by Jim O’Neill (May 2016) detailed scenario analyses provided the basis for their conclusion.  These included:

  • The 700,000 deaths  globally in 2016 from Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) could increase to 10 million per year by 2050 – more people than currently die from cancer and a staggering death toll of one person every 3 seconds.
  • In the two years it took from the Report commencing start to its publication over 1 million people have died from AMR and new forms of resistance have emerged that were not known about in 2014.
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The Care Certificate and why it matters in 2016

The Care Certificate is a new set of standards introduced in March 2015.  It is aimed at Care Workers and Social Care support workersand provides the skills they need to give safe and efficient care in their workplace.

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The most rigorous and effective way to deliver The Care Certificate

As of 1st April 2015 The Care Certificate has replaced the Common Induction Standards (commonly known as CIS). All employees new to care should now be completing The Care Certificate rather than CIS. The main difference between CIS and The Care Certificate is that the Care Certificate requires both knowledge and competence (practical skills) learning outcomes to be achieved and recorded, rather than just knowledge. It also covers more subject areas – 15 standards rather than 8.

What is The Care Certificate?

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The Care Certificate

CareShield are at the forefront of training in the Health and Social Care sectors, and as such are committed to innovation. We are currently planning and developing a suite of new learning resources in order to support organisations implementing the Care Certificate in 2015. We are working very closely with the government and pilot organisations to design the best possible solution for the sector.

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