Sunrise Senior Living UK And Gracewell Healthcare’s Development Programme Granted RCN Accreditation For Fifth Time

Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare’s Clinical Development and Leadership training programme has received re-accreditation from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) for the fifth year.

This is a comprehensive opportunity for professional development offered to Sunrise and Gracewell’s Deputy Managers, Clinical Care leaders as well as Nursing team members, who are looking to develop into leadership roles. The programme continues to lead the field after previously receiving accreditation in 2016 from what is the world’s largest nursing union and professional body.

The programme provides Clinical leaders who are responsible for leading the provision of care and nursing in Sunrise and Gracewell homes to obtain the expertise and skills needed to champion clinical governance as well as providing them with the continual support throughout their career to ensure they build long-term skills.

After starting in 2014,  the programme continues to be reviewed and developed by leading Clinical Trainer, Carrie Stone, who works with the organisation’s subject matter experts to ensure it is updated in line with changes in the care sector and that it continues to meet the relevant learning outcomes required for future leaders.

Over the past five years, the programme has supported the delivery of Sunrise and 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 Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare, said:

“We are thrilled that the RCN has decided to grant our Clinical Development and Leadership training programme re-accreditation for the fifth time in formal recognition of its success. Our programme is designed to guide our employees to create a culture of continuous improvement, as well as a commitment to excellent care for every single individual in our homes. We look forward to continuing to deliver this programme to our future team members and evolving the content to  go from strength to strength.”