Safety, consistency and a person-centred approach are vital elements in high-quality care.
Safety ensures the health and well-being of individuals receiving care. Consistency ensures care is reliable and predictable, without fluctuations in quality or availability. A person-centred approach recognizes the unique needs, preferences, and circumstances of each individual.
Skills for Care recently published ‘Delegated healthcare activities: guiding principles for health and social care in England’.
These guidelines enhance the delivery of delegated healthcare activities. With this advice, care staff can deliver safer, more consistent and person-centred care.
What are ‘Delegated healthcare activities’?
Tasks carried out by professionals in health and social care. These activities provide an opportunity to integrate clinical and social care services.
Care support workers can become qualified to carry out more clinical tasks. Individuals can receive more consistent care and develop trusting relationships with caregivers. They can also receive the care they need with reduced delays and interruptions.
As the care worker can work with the individual more often, they will become more familiar with their preferences and choices. This enables high-quality, person-centred care. The aim is for individuals to feel heard, empowered and involved in their care journey.
Ongoing training is essential here.
Advantage Accreditation now offers training in Delegated Healthcare Tasks. We can provide learning materials for the following topics:
- Bowel Care and Suppository Administration
- Insulin Administration
- Stoma Care
- PEG Feeding
- Catheter Care
Please contact Advantage Accreditation to enquire about delivering our Delegated Healthcare Tasks training.