Care workers in Cornwall to boost skills with training

The Cornwall Primary Care Training Hub and the Future Skills Institute at Truro and Penwith College have collaborated to provide an innovative new Skills Bootcamp to develop essential clinical skills and competencies for Health Care staff within Primary Care settings.

The program is tailored for existing healthcare assistants who wish to improve their clinical skills in order to take on new responsibilities within the workplace or access career development opportunities.

It would also be suited to those with some healthcare experience currently working in other roles or employed on a temporary basis by an NHS trust who would like to move into primary care.

A Taster Day is taking place on Wednesday 11 January 2023, 10am-3pm at Truro College, and will provide more information about what the course will entail.

Anyone interested in attending the taster day can register via Eventbrite:

The Skills Bootcamp in Clinical Pathways for Primary Care commences on 18 January and runs until the end of March 2023.

It will cover essential clinical skills required by Primary Care providers such as demonstrating professional practice, undertaking physiological measurements, phlebotomy, electrocardiogram (ECG), treatments and dressings (wound care) and Cornwall Tier 2 Dementia Training.

Principal Martin Tucker said: “Truro and Penwith College is delighted that we have been able to build on both our excellent Allied Health and Nursing provision and existing partnerships with key Health and Social Care providers in Cornwall in order to co-design and offer this Skills Bootcamp, which is only one of two being piloted nationally for this critical sector and is a fantastic opportunity to respond to the local need for a highly-skilled clinical workforce.”

Jackie Heffer, Education Lead for the Cornwall Primary Care Training Hub, added: “This is a really helpful course for staff to gain key general practice and primary care skills in a structured, supported, and friendly academic setting, together with practical coaching in the workplace.

“If you wish to progress in your healthcare career, or if you just want to have a greater understanding and professionalism in what you do – step into the Skills Bootcamp!”

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