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Person Centred Care Planning

To provide underpinning knowledge and understanding of the process and formulation of person-centred care plans and to develop the knowledge and skills required to accurately document and record given care.

To promote the safety and well-being of all patients who require supportive care.


By the end of the course, candidates will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of person-centred approaches for care and support
  • Identify the processes involved with person-centred assessment and the development of care plans
  • Identify strategies to encourage client involvement and ownership within the process
  • Describe how to implement a person-centred approach in adult social care
  • List the types of documentation used in health and social care and discuss their value and purpose
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills
  • Understand the importance of ensuring that written entries are accurate, factual, legible and complete
  • List ways to maintain security and confidentiality


Course content

Care planning

  • Person centred care
  • Benefits of person-centred care
  • Person centred care planning
  • Personalised care
  • The 4 stages of care planning
    • Assessment
    • Planning
    • Implementation
    • Evaluation
  • Care planning involves….
  • The SMART approach to care planning
  • What is a care plan?
  • Ownership by clients
  • Barriers to planning involvement
  • National standards for care planning
  • Care planning principles
  • Writing a care plan
  • Reviewing care plans
  • A health care inspector’s viewpoint – essential care planning tips


Record keeping

  • CQC inspections
  • Record examples
  • Purpose of keeping records
  • Making good use of records
  • Recording principles
  • Making entries
  • Relevant legislation
  • Legal issues
  • Security/confidentiality
  • Retention of records
  • Scanning records


Practitioners will be assessed by:

  • Ability to answer questions during course
  • Discussion following feedback from activities


Medex Group Limited
Botanical Gardens Business Centre,
3 Southbourne Road,
S10 2QN

t: 0114 266 5264



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