You are probably already aware that  Robert Francis QC published his report on two hospitals in mid-Staffordshire which was heavily critical of the culture of the NHS which put the institutional goals before patient care.

A consequence of the Francis Report has been the bringing in of a new independent review that will look at the training and support of health care workers and care assistants. The Department of Health has confirmed that this will include home care workers such as those employed by Home Care Direct. The review will be led by Times journalist Camilla Cavendish who will report back to the Government at the end of May. The reference terms of this review are yet to be published, but UKHCA and Home Care Direct will ensure that home care is represented in the review, reflecting the training standards our sector already sticks to.

The training of personal assistants that work for Home Care Direct has always been of paramount importance to us and our highly qualified and friendly training department are always on hand to ensure all personal assistants are fully trained to meet all the needs of the person they are working with.  Hear some of our personal assistants stories here.

See the Department of Health website for more details here