In December 2017 the winners of the Training Journal (TJ) Awards 2017 were announced. The night brought together the best in the field to celebrate best practice in learning and development. Four Seasons Health Care were honoured to be presented with three awards; Learning & Development Professional of the Year, Best Change Management Programme and Best Organisational Development Programme.
Louise Morris Learning & Development Professional of the Year
Our very own Louise Morris, ‘CHAP Project Lead’ was crowned 'Learning & Development Professional of the Year', and Louise was featured in January’s edition of the ‘Training Journal’. On receiving the award Louise commented:
“I am delighted to receive this award and I feel extremely privileged to be part of an inspirational team who have all worked extremely hard to develop this fantastic programme. This gives recognition to not only me, but to all of the passionate and dedicated CHAP Leads that are delivering this programme and continuing to develop new and innovative ways of learning.”
On the evening the judges commented:
“Louise has had a transformational impact not only on the learning and development of staff at Four Seasons Health Care, but also on the well-being of residents. Through a review of an existing programme Louise drove design and improvement which has had significant benefits through improved care, staff practice and confidence and commitment to their work and professional development."
The Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Programme
The Care Home Assistant Practitioner Programme is spear-headed by a dedicated team of Project Leaders who have driven, and continue to drive, the development of this unique and innovative programme. The programme aims to help bridge the gap between the care and nursing professions within our homes and has been introduced to Four Seasons Health Care homes across the UK, helping to improve resident care. Louise comments: “As Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) Lead I work to support the roll-out of the CHAP qualification across the UK. The CHAP role aims to provide Care Assistants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to take on more responsibility within our homes. We couldn’t provide outstanding care without the work of every member of the care team and we want to support all our colleagues in their professional development. I am lucky enough to see our Care Assistants take this next exciting step in their professional care career.”
The CHAP Programme has been established in response to both external and internal pressures such as the national nursing shortage. The programme enables experienced Care Assistants to undertake a greater clinical role in our homes completing tasks such as wound dressings, administering medication and completing assessments whilst being supported by our qualified nursing team. For more information regarding the CHAP Programme click here. There is more information to follow on our dedicated CHAP team, keep checking the CHAP blog for the latest updates.