What training do we provide?
We currently provide a training and support package for organisations that are interested in implementing The CSNAT Approach.
The development of all our training resources is based on our experiences with the implementation of The CSNAT Approach in many different contexts and on feedback from practitioners themselves.
From our experiences of implementation in many different palliative care services, we know that there are clear benefits for carers and for services themselves in using The CSNAT Approach.
We have also learned that these benefits come through:
A clear understanding of what is meant by The CSNAT Approach and how it can fit into practice.
Organisations putting in place a clear strategy to support implementation.
Our training package has therefore been designed to introduce and explain using The CSNAT Approach in practice, and to support successful implementation of this new-evidence based approach. It is aimed at organisations seeking to implement a more systematic and comprehensive approach to identifying and addressing the support needs of carers.
What does our training and support package include?
The training is delivered as a one day workshop, bringing together two to three practitioners from different organisations who then take on the role of the CSNAT champions.
It uses a ‘train the trainers’ model and includes a range of resources to enable champions to cascade the training to their colleagues and facilitate CSNAT implementation throughout the organisation.
External support is provided by the CSNAT team through three post-workshop discussion sessions for champions, by conference call, to share experiences, problem solve and provide a networking opportunity for future support.
CSNAT online implementation toolkit
To meet national and international demand for CSNAT training, we have developed an online implementation toolkit (designed to replace our face-to-face training sessions). Five palliative services have completed the pilot study and provided us with valuable feedback on toolkit content and usability. Evaluation is underway and the toolkit will become widely available in 2018.
The development of the online implementation toolkit was funded by the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care – Greater Manchester (NIHR CLAHRC-GM).