Brooker Care is committed to continual professional development and runs a programme for all District Carers. This includes annual mandatory courses covering Health & Safety, Fire Training and Infection Control.
In addition, practical Manual Handling Courses are run for us at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead and we have just completed our annual refresher training. All staff are required to complete this course.
Practical Medication Administration training is also held annually for all carers and office staff to ensure they are aware of good practice and are confident in meeting medication requirements. This course is run for us by Kirsty Jones who is responsible for writing the West Sussex County Council policies for medical administration.
Our training plan is reviewed regularly to accommodate any new legislation and to ensure our staff maintain their competence and knowledge in all aspects of care. Examples of additional training recently completed by our team includes Palliative Care, Dementia Awareness, and all staff subscribe to the Social Care Commitment.