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May monthly focus: statutory and mandatory training

There has recently been a lot of work regarding statutory and mandatory training that is required by various staff groups and departments. Education leads and training and development have been reviewing the requirements; blood transfusion, child protection and safeguarding adults have seen most amendments. 

All changes requested to these profiles up until the end of April have been actioned and staff should be able to view their profiles via WIRED on the VLE. If staff have any queries regarding their statutory and mandatory profile they should contact their education lead who will review this.

A new UHS information governance refresher e-learning quiz is now available to make it easier for staff to keep up to date with this annual topic.

For child protection a level 2 e-learning package has been launched so staff can gain compliance in this important subject.

A new subject, called managing a major incident, has been added to the statutory and mandatory list and this will be showing for several staff groups and roles, so please check your profile to see if you have to complete this training.

There has also been work nationally concerning statutory and mandatory training, and Skills for Health have developed a core skills framework (CSF) to enable transferability of statutory and mandatory training across NHS Trusts and HE establishments nationally.

This framework covers the following subjects: conflict resolution, equality and diversity, fire, health and safety, information governance, moving and handling, resus and safeguarding adults.

At UHS we have reviewed all of our training against this CSF and are pleased to announce that we have aligned our training with the national standards in the CSF.  This means that staff moving to UHS from another NHS Trust or organisation who has signed up to the CSF will be able to bring with them their stat and mand compliance for the subjects listed above. This should reduce the need for staff to have to redo training when they move and therefore improve compliance.  

Local induction should be used to inform new staff of our policies and procedures so they are aware of the UHS requirements.

Future developments at UHS include the introduction of local e-learning packages for blood transfusion along with other subjects.

Posted on Thursday 15 May 2014