NHS England, in conjunction with the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, has developed an electronic training tool for all those involved in assessment and decision making around NHS Continuing Healthcare.
The tool, fully endorsed by the Department of Health, was worked on by staff within this complex policy area from the NHS, adult social care and patient representative groups.
The tool is free to use and is designed to be intuitive and flexible so that health and social care staff can easily register and undertake training at a time and place that suits them.
The sessions are regularly updated and added to. The programme starts with individual sessions on the legal context and core principles, and it then takes the learner through the referral, assessment and decision-making processes. It explains the dispute resolution and independent review arrangements, how to deal with children in transition to adult care, and finally it explains ‘personal health budgets’, a crucial and growing method of delivering NHS care and support. The toolkit should be used to support local training programmes and can be tailored to meet the training needs of individual health and social care practitioners.
More information on the e-learning programme can be found on the e-Learning for Healthcare website.
Access the e-learning tool is here.