The final report for the NIHR-funded CHAT feasibility study co-authored by DICE's Professor Heather Wharrad has just been published. As part of the study a two day training programme called 'Older People's Shoes' (OPS) was developed to allow healthcare assistants to share good practice when caring for older people. The introduction of a care certificate for healthcare assistants has increased the need for high quality training such as OPS.
The publication can be found below:
Arthur A, Aldus C, Sarre S, Maben J, Wharrad H, Schneider J, et al. Can Health-care Assistant Training improve the relational care of older people? (CHAT) A development and feasibility study of a complex intervention. Health Serv Deliv Res 2017;5(10) https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/hsdr/hsdr05100#/abstract
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