The National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People (2016) – Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA)
The National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People (2016), developed by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA), sets out national quality standards for the regulation of residential care settings presented under 8 themes, with the seventh theme: Responsive Workforce, relating to skills and training.
It states that care staff should have the necessary skills, appropriate to their role, which they should maintain and improve in accordance with relevant professional requirements and the needs of the service.
Furthermore, staff should be provided with training and on-going development opportunities. Standard 7: ‘Training is provided to staff to improve outcomes for all residents’, details six means of achieving this standard, focusing on the provision of on-going training for care staff.
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