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IPC developed Data Security and Protection eLearning Course on behalf of Better Security, Better Care

Care providers can now improve and assess their staff’s knowledge of data protection and cyber security using a new, free elearning resource, specifically designed for the care sector.

Led by Fiona Richardson, IPC developed the course on behalf of Better Security, Better Care.

Better Security, Better Care is the national programme supporting adult social care providers with data security and has developed the course in response to a gap in the market.

Speaking about the new course, Michelle Corrigan, Programme Director of Better Security, Better Care, said:

“Care providers told us that they struggle to access relevant training for their staff on data protection and cyber security. Our course content reflects all care settings and staff roles – from home care and residential services, to frontline care workers and administrators. There are lots of videos, case studies and interactive elements which enable staff to understand their role in keeping both print and digital data safe.

The course, which was developed and tested in partnership with care providers, has been welcomed by the sector.

Dr Jane Townson, Chair of the Care Provider Alliance representing the 10 national care provider trade associations, encourages members to use the course saying:

“This new elearning course from Better Security, Better Care is the missing piece of the puzzle – and it complies with the training requirements in the Data Security and Protection Toolkit.”

Fiona Richardson IPC said,

“This is an excellent resource, that has been coproduced with the sector, to meet a crucial need for care providers. It’s free, relevant to the whole sector and it’s really good. It’s the kind of collaborative working that IPC excels at.”

For further details contact Fiona Richardson.

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