The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) is further strengthening its commitment to supporting members and the care catering sector with a valuable one-day best practice training course that will provide the information and confidence required to comply with the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) Outcome 5: Meeting nutritional needs.
The bespoke training course – How to Comply with Outcome 5: Meeting nutritional needs – will run across the UK throughout June and July. It will offer delegates information and practical demonstrations to embed nutritional wellbeing into good practice so that meeting this vital element of the CQC’s Essential Standards of Quality and Safety becomes second nature. This will ensure that service users consistently receive the right nutritional care, in a respectful and dignified way.
Service providers attending a training day will obtain a clear understanding of the principles of Outcome 5 and the requirements to deliver; an appreciation of the evidence expected by the CQC inspectors when monitoring compliance; the ability to demonstrate compliance; and the confidence and know how to observe and identify staff training requirements appropriate to their role.
The six How to Comply with Outcome 5: Meeting nutritional needs training days being offered across the NACC regions throughout June and July 2014 are:
- 3 June – Brakes HQ, Covent Garden, London
- 5 June – apetito, Trowbridge
- 10 June – Rhondda Heritage Park in Porth, RCT, Wales
- 12 June – Tayside, Perth, Scotland
- 8 July – Mercure Leeds
- 15 July – Holiday Inn Derby, Nottingham
Neel Radia, National Chair, NACC, comments: “Every care service involved in catering should understand the importance of getting nutrition and hydration right in order to improve the quality of the nutritional care in an environment that also respects the service users’ dignity. However, ensuring they achieve this in a manner that meets the demands of the Care Quality Commission’s Outcome 5 can prove challenging, often due to lack of information, understanding and practical advice on recording and presenting compliance evidence.
“The NACC publication How to Comply with Outcome 5: Meeting nutritional needs gives service providers a practical and easy to use toolkit that supports and enables compliance and confidence. Our new training courses take this support one step further by physically taking service providers through the publication and the requirements, so that a clear understanding of how to effectively use the toolkit is achieved and a confidence to deliver consistent compliance is reached. This training day will empower service providers to deliver person-centred mealtimes in a dignified manner – something that ever service user rightly deserves.”
The one-day training course costs £80+ VAT for NACC members and £145+VAT for non-members. Each course is strictly limited to 25 people and places are offered on a first come first served basis.
The price includes refreshments and lunch, CPD certificate and learning materials. Delegates will also receive a 20% discount on the How to Comply with Outcome 5: Meeting nutritional needs publication, which is recommended for the course, if they do not already own a copy.
For more information and to book a place visit www.thenacc.co.uk or call 0870 748 0180.