Three new reports on partnership working between faith and local government.

New proposals to ensure care and compassion in the NHS and in social care

Better fundamental training and certificate for healthcare assistants and support workers to raise status and quality of caring profession.

All healthcare assistants and social care support workers should undergo the same basic training, based on the best practice that already exists in the system, and must get a standard ‘Certificate of Fundamental Care’ before they can care for people unsupervised, according to a new independent report published today.

The independent Cavendish Review, carried out in the wake of the Francis Inquiry into Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, makes a number of recommendations on how the training and support of healthcare assistants who work in hospitals and social care support workers who are employed in care homes and people’s own homes can be strengthened to ensure they provide care to the highest standard.

Read more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-proposals-to-ensure-care-and-compassion-in-the-nhs-and-in-social-care