Care England is partnering with trade magazine Nursing Times to create an online community hub for nurses working in the care sector.
Five care home groups that provide nursing and carer training – Barchester Healthcare, The Order of St John’s Care Trust, Methodist Homes Association, HC-One and Jewish Care – will showcase initiatives they are working on to improve social care.
The site will also include opinion pieces from senior nurses working in the Department of Health, Care England and major nursing charities as well as ministers and regulators.
“Care homes are an essential part of an integrated health and social care system and they have an important role to play in training and developing an integrated workforce. We are confident that the teaching care home will be an important part of developing 21st Century services that cross the continuum between health and social care. We welcome this exciting partnership with Nursing Times.”, said Professor Martin Green OBE, chief executive of Care England.
Deborah Sturdy, visiting professor at New Bucks University and Honorary Nursing Advisor to Care England, added: “The social care sector workforce provides complex care for thousands of people living in long term care settings. Creating this important platform for nurses and care workers to share and learn together, is an important part of raising the profile of, and the contribution that long-term care specialism brings to the nursing profession.”