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Proof of ability to care
All new healthcare assistants & social care support workers will be expected to get a Care Certificate within 12 weeks of employment.  The Care Certificate assesses the fundamental skills, knowledge & behaviours that are required to provide safe, effective & compassionate care.  It will be awarded to staff in health & care roles who can demonstrate that they meet each of the 15 Care Certificate standards.  It is expected that the Care Certificate requirement will be extended to NHS funded student nurses in 2016.
Researched Links:

DH:  Care Certificate launching on 1 April 2015

NHS Employers:  Care Certificate

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