The Healthcare Support Workers Course

Type of Study
Online
Category
Public Health
Online Course Cost
£70 (+VAT) and £20 (+VAT) RSPH examination fee
Course Overview

This course has been developed to help healthcare workers 'begin the healthy conversation' with patients. The course aims to enable learners to understand the key indicators which are used to assess an individual’s risk of cardiovascular disease and the procedures for carrying out a NHS Health Check assessment

NHS Health Checks are available for anyone aged between 40 and 74 with the aim to help reduce heart disease, strokes, diabetes and kidney disease. This training will help anyone delivering the checks to develop the knowledge and understanding on how to conduct the test and inform patients of the significance of their results and potential risks to their health, in addition to providing brief advice if required.

The course provides key knowledge underpinning the core and technical competences described in the NHS Health Check framework produced by Public Health England.

How will this course benefit me?

This course enables effective delivery of the health check, which is a practical approach to helping people avoid long terms health problems through supporting both their physical and mental wellbeing.

It is designed for local delivery where training providers can arrange with local commissioners for these areas to be addressed, while also providing nationally accredited and assessed underpinning knowledge and understanding

  • This course does not provide for programme requirements at a local level eg: specialist training on the practical use of locally procured equipment; data capture and performance management and local IT/data management systems; local quality assurance and data protection protocols; or information regarding referral pathways and support services, specific to any locality.
  • Local authorities are legally responsible for the provision of the NHS Health Check, and staff that deliver it are expected to develop and demonstrate the competence and understanding needed to carry out the assessments and to communicate to the individual the results of the tests and their risk of cardiovascular disease.
The Course Content
Part 1: Core Principles
Section 1
Your Role and Responsibilities

Section 2
An Introduction to Person-Centred Care

Section 3
Health and Safety Principles and Procedures

Section 4
Communicating with People

Section 5
Teamwork

Part 2: Keeping People Healthy For Longer
Section 1
Promoting Health and Wellbeing

Section 2
Heart Disease

Section 3
Kidney Disease and Diabetes

Section 4
Airways Disease

Section 5
NHS Health Checks and Other Tests

Part 3: Understanding the Delivery of NHS Health Checks
Section 1
Health Checks and Why They Are Important

Section 2
Content of the NHS Health Check

Section 3
Carrying Out the Health Check

Section 4
Techniques for Communicating with People About Lifestyle Changes

Support

As well as on-line access to results and our FAQ section, learners can talk to dedicated tutors 24/7