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Person-centred, safe and effective delegation of healthcare activities to care workers can enable people to have more choice and control of when and how things happen, with an opportunity to provide a better experience of care.

A delegated healthcare activity is an activity that a regulated healthcare professional, such as a nurse, nursing associate, occupational therapist or speech and language therapist, delegates to a care worker or personal assistant.

 

Upcoming events

System approaches to support delegated healthcare webinar 

Wednesday 17 July 2024 | 13:30 – 14:30  

Join this webinar to deepen your understanding of the voluntary guiding principles and resources and learn about integrated, system approaches to support delegated healthcare. Cath Roff, MBE, Project Director: Social Care Transformation for Leeds City Council and colleagues will join us in a discussion about their community wellbeing pilot and how they are exploring a better community home care partnership system.

By registering you will have access to the webinar recording.

 

Delegated healthcare activities: Practical ways to apply guiding principles in your service 

Tuesday 10 September | 10:30 - 11:30

A webinar for frontline managers of adult social care services to deepen understanding of the  to support person-centred, safe and effective delegation of healthcare activities. You’ll hear from a panel of care providers who will share their experiences focusing on how to introduce and embed the principles into practice. 

 

Learning exchange for delegated healthcare activities

Wednesday 25 September | 13:30 - 15:00

The next virtual session will continue to explore practical approaches to using the . We’ll hear different perspectives across the sector and we will be joined by . 

 

 

Guiding principles and supporting resources

鶹Ƶ for Care, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and partners have co-developed voluntary guiding principles to support person-centred, safe and effective delegation of healthcare activities.

Delegation to social care workers isn’t new and has been happening for several years. The principles are designed to be adapted locally to complement existing best practice and local protocols.

 

PDF - 11.79MB
The voluntary guiding principles include how to create the right conditions for delegation and highlight the importance of a person-centred approach and putting the person at the heart of decision-making.
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Download the printable easy read version of the delegated healthcare activities guiding principles.
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Download the screen accessible easy read version of the delegated healthcare activities guiding principles.

Overview of the guiding principles

This short animated video provides an overview of the guiding principles.

Duration 3 mins 30 secs

 

 

PowerPoint - 53.2 MB

This powerpoint presentation is designed to help introduce the principles and supporting resources within your own organisation and includes short video clips of Registered Managers talking about their experience of delegation.