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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

On-Site Training

 

Background

HoNOS has been accepted as part of the Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS) and is to be implemented by April 2003.

 

What training is available?

The RCpsych  provides 'on site' training and implementation consultancy. A member of the HoNOS support team will come to your organisation to provide the package that you decide is most appropriate to your organisation.

Two different packages are available: Basic training for raters and training for trainers.

 

 

Basic training for raters

Duration: 1 day

Number of attendees: up to 20 people per course.

 

Target audience:

A cross-section of clinicians [e.g. Consultant Psychiatrist, Occupational Therapist, Psychology, Social Work, Ward Manager, Community Mental Health Trust Lead] so that the team has clinical credibility across all areas and reflects a true multidisciplinary one and includes representatives from ALL disciplines involved in the provision of services.

 

Aims and objectives:

  • To explain the rules of HoNOS
  • To demonstrate how to use HoNOS
  • Opportunities to practice using HoNOS ratings
  • To identify how HoNOS can benefit clinical practice
  • To point out the limitations of HoNOS

Brief list of content:

The training will cover

  • HoNOS - what it is and what it is not
  • Benefits of using HoNOS
  • Contents and structure of HoNOS
  • Opportunities to practice using HoNOS ratings
  • Limitations of HoNOS
  • Features of HoNOS
  • Questions and answers

The training day lasts for four hours plus breaks. (10.00-3.30pm)

 
The venue:
The venue needs to be large enough for twenty people with sufficient space for group work (cabaret style). The trainer will require access to a DVD player/screen, data projector/laptop, flipchart with pens and some desk space.
 
Cost: £3,000 plus VAT. 
 
We are able to offer bespoke training solutions to meet your organisations specific needs - large or small scale training event.
 

 

Training for trainers

Training for trainers is targeted at Trusts that wish to implement the use of HoNOS in their organisation by training key personnel to train raters locally as well as formulating a strategy for local implementation.

It is facilitated by an experienced member of the HoNOS project team.
 
Duration: 2 days
 
Number of attendees: up to 20 people per course.

Aims and objectives:

  • Describe the background to the development of HoNOS
  • Explore its place in the ‘Today’s NHS’
  • Explain the rules of HoNOS
  • Opportunities to practice using HoNOS ratings
  • Identify how HoNOS can benefit clinical practice
  • Identify the limitations of HoNOS
  • Explore how the quality of HoNOS data can be ensured on an on-going basis
  • Explain how HoNOS data can be used as a measure of outcome across a mental health service
  • Provide guidance on the development of local implementation and training strategies

Target audience:

A cross-section of clinicians [e.g. Consultant Psychiatrist, Occupational Therapist, Psychology, Social Work, Ward Manager, Community Mental Health Trust Lead] so that the team has clinical credibility across all areas and reflects a true multidisciplinary one and includes representatives from ALL disciplines involved in the provision of services.

You should consider individuals already involved in training locally.

 

Brief list of content:

The training will cover

  • Background and how to use HoNOS
  • Systematic run through the items
  • Opportunities to practice using HoNOS ratings
  • Using HoNOS as an outcome measure
  • Preparing an implementation strategy
  • How might the use of HoNOS be implemented locally?
  • Preparing a training programme
  • How can training be provided locally?
  • Group work
  • Questions and answers

The venue:

The venue needs to be large enough for twenty people with sufficient space for group work (cabaret style). The trainer will require access to a DVD player/screen, data projector/laptop, flipchart with pens and some desk space.

Cost:  £5000.00 plus VAT.

We are able to offer bespoke training solutions to meet your organisations specific needs - large or small scale training event.

For further information please contact:
 
Emma George,
Event Manager
Tel: 020 3701 2611
 

HoNOS Supplies

Additional copies of the raters packs, score sheets, labels and glossaries are available via mail order. Please contact Emma George on 020 3701 2611. 

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