Gracewell Healthcare’s Development Programme Granted RCN Accreditation for Sixth Time

Gracewell Healthcare’s Clinical Development and Leadership training programme has received re-accreditation once again from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) for the sixth year.

This is a comprehensive opportunity for professional development offered to Gracewell’s Deputy Managers, Clinical Care leaders as well as Nursing team members, who are looking to develop into leadership roles.

The programme remains a frontrunner within the industry, having first received its accreditation in 2016 from what is the world’s largest nursing union and professional body.

And, despite COVID-19 restrictions, the programme has continued to be hugely successful. With the introduction of changes that have allowed for the virtual delivery of modules, this has not only given greater flexibility to those attending, but importantly ensured their learning and development has persisted during this difficult period.

The programme provides Clinical leaders who are responsible for leading the provision of care and nursing in Gracewell’s care homes the opportunity to obtain the expertise and skills needed to champion clinical governance. As well as this, it also presents them with continual support throughout their career, ensuring they build important long-term skills.

Starting in 2014, the programme continues to be reviewed and developed by leading Clinical Trainer, Carrie Stone. Working with the organisation’s subject matter experts, Carrie Stone continues to make sure the programme is modified in line with changes in the care sector, and ultimately that it meets the relevant learning outcomes that are required for future leaders in the sector.

Over the past six years, the programme has been highly influential to the delivery of Gracewell’s high standards and excellence in care, further reinforcing the organisation’s mission to champion the quality of care for all residents.

All team members who take part in the training have also benefited from its focus on Continuing Professional Development (CPD), including the opportunity it offers for team members to develop individual objectives and reflect upon their role and journey. The RCN’s accreditation means that the programme complies with the RCN’s standards of excellence and best practice promoted across the country.

Dawn Buchanan-Hole, Learning and Development Manager at Gracewell Healthcare, said:

“We are delighted that the RCN has decided to grant our Clinical Development and Leadership training programme re-accreditation for a sixth time. It is fantastic to receive formal recognition of its success yet again. Our programme is designed so that our team members are constantly developing, as well as assuring a commitment to excellent care for every single resident in our care homes. Despite the challenges of the past year, our adaptations to the programmes format have ensured this ambition has still been achieved. We look forward to continuing to deliver this programme to our future team members and evolving the content to the changing times, making sure we continue to go from strength to strength.”