Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care today launch a comprehensive new resource to support health and social care staff and educators in England who work with people living with dementia and their carers.
The Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework sets out the essential skills and knowledge necessary for all staff involved in dementia care and will enable organisations to:
The framework describes the core outcomes for dementia education and training including raising dementia awareness, knowledge and skills for those that have regular contact with people affected by dementia and knowledge and skills for those in leadership roles.
“We believe that use of the framework will result in an increased quality of care for people living with Dementia and their families.” - John Rogers
John Rogers, Chief Executive of Skills for Health comments: “This framework will ensure that when training and education is sought, duplication will be avoided and it will be clear what core skills and knowledge can be used across different clinical areas and care settings.
“The framework will also serve as a medium through which education and training can be evaluated in terms of outcomes in the workplace and the impact on positive results for people living with dementia, their families and carers. We believe that use of the framework will result in an increased quality of care for people living with Dementia and their families.”