Publish date: 6 December 2021
With the alignment of the Personal Safety and Service (PSS) curriculum of Mid Mersey Division to the other Divisions in Mersey care NHS Foundation Trust, the following changes are taking place in training requirements:
FMA Domestic staff and Administration staff working across Mental Health and Learning Disability in community/non-inpatient areas ONLY
It is now a training requirement that FMA Domestic staff and Administration staff working across Mental Health and Learning Disability in community/non-inpatient areas ONLY must complete breakaway training.
The change in training requirement at this moment will not be reflected on the learning matrices of FMA Domestic staff and Administration staff now requiring the training. Once the course has been completed it will be showing as a ‘blue’ against personal records, but this will turn ‘green’ once the additional competence has been added to learning records.
The initial training date will be recorded on the completion of the course.
Clinical Staff Working in Community Settings
Staff formally at NWBH required to complete a ‘Personal Safety’ E-Learning package, will still have the option to recertify this course by this method until the end of March 2021. After March 2022, the E-Learning package will not be available and the training will return to a face to face course but with an increased duration of six hours to be in alignment with the Restraint Reduction Network Standards.
From April 2022, staff working clinically in community settings will be required to complete a six hour face to face Breakaway training course. This course will consist of theoretical components as well as the practical Breakaway elements and is regarded as mandatory to all staff working within these areas and must be updated annually.
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