Introducing the Care Certificate Evaluation: Innovative practice

Elaine Argyle, Louise Thomson, Antony Arthur, Jill Maben, Justine Schneider, Heather Wharrad

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Although investment in staff development is a prerequisite for high-quality and innovative care, the training needs of front line care staff involved in direct care have often been neglected, particularly within dementia care provision. The Care Certificate, which was fully launched in England in April 2015, has aimed to redress this neglect by providing a consistent and transferable approach to the training of the front line health and social care workforce. This article describes the early stages of an 18-month evaluation of the Care Certificate and its implementation funded by the Department of Health Policy Research Programme.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)512-517
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Early online date4 Aug 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2020


  • Care Certificate
  • front line carers
  • dementia
  • staff training
  • direct care staff

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