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Short guides to support decision making and provide information and guidance on delivering delegated healthcare interventions safely and competently.

Social care workers may be asked to carry out healthcare interventions that are delegated by a registered healthcare professional such as a nurse, nursing associate or occupational therapist. These are usually called ‘delegated healthcare interventions and are often specific clinical interventions that support people’s care and independence.

The guides are aimed primarily at adult social care employers, managers and care workers in care homes and may be useful to those working in other social care settings.

 

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This guide is for care workers who work in care homes and may be useful to care workers who work in other social care settings. View this guide as a webpage below. 
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This guide is aimed primarily at adult social care employers, managers and care workers working in care homes and may be useful to those working in other social care settings. View this guide as a webpage below. 
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A 2022 research report commissioned by Skills for Care exploring current practice in social care workers undertaking delegated healthcare tasks. 

 

 

Delegated healthcare interventions guide for social care employers and managers

This guide is aimed primarily at adult social care employers, managers and care workers working in care homes and may be useful to those working in other social care settings.

Delegated healthcare interventions guide for care workers

This guide is for care workers who work in care homes and may be useful to care workers who work in other social care settings. You must only carry out delegated healthcare interventions that your employer and manager has agreed to and you have been sufficiently trained and assessed. You must not carry out delegated healthcare interventions without training and support or interventions you do not feel confident or competent to do.