Health Education England, Skills for Health & Skills for Care, | July 2018 |Dementia Training Standards Framework
Health Education England (HEE) have released the Dementia Training Standards Framework, the resource was previously known as Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework, its recent update and review included a number of additions regarding food, drink and oral health.
The framework is an extraordinarily useful resource which details the essential skills and knowledge necessary across the health and social care spectrum. Three tiers are described:
- Awareness, which everyone should have;
- Basic skills which are relevant to all staff in settings where people with dementia are likely to appear and;
This framework will help ensure quality and consistency in dementia education and training if you are an organisation or an individual working in health, social care or housing.
The framework will allow the differentiation of high quality services, ensure personalised care and support for people living with dementia, and support organisations and individuals to meet requirements of regulators (source: HEE).
You can access the framework here
Alternatively, the framework can be downloaded from the Skills for Health website