Call out to health and social care professionals working with people affected by dementia
The University of Bradford is seeking feedback from health and social care professionals, as part of a study that aims to improve care across the sector.
The study is based on a number of e-training training sessions developed in collaboration with Health Education England and Bournemouth University, which reflect a key goal of the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia (2015) to develop a trained and effective dementia care workforce.
The sessions - available on the elfh learning portal - cover all subjects outlined by the Dementia Core Skills Framework.
The University is evaluating dementia education provision with the aim of finding out if the sessions improve dementia knowledge, foster positive attitudes, increase confidence in delivering care, and most importantly if the training has a positive impact on the lives of people affected by dementia.
Research Associate Dr Janet McNally said: “We are now in the final few months of collecting feedback in order to improve the sessions. You can help by completing the training session followed by a short survey. You can also provide more detailed feedback via an online interview. As a thank you, you will receive a £20 gift voucher for participating in an interview.”
In particular, the University is seeking responses to its training modules on pharmacology, diversity and inclusion, research and evidence-based practise and leadership in dementia care. Additional training modules requiring feedback include ‘Humanised approach to care’, ‘At the supermarket’, ‘On the road’, and ‘At home’.