What have we done?
We developed and released an online training version of The CSNAT Approach training (http://csnat.org/training/)
The CSNAT is an evidence-based and comprehensive measure of carer support needs, intended for use within end-of-life care. It was developed in response to an absence of any tool which enabled carers’ support needs to be directly identified and addressed.
The CSNAT is designed to be used alongside The CSNAT Approach that guides the assessment and follow-up process. Those seeking to use the CSNAT in practice are required to take part in The CSNAT Approach training and apply for a licence, both of these are provided at no cost.
To date the CSNAT research team has trained practitioners in 117 organisations in the UK. Training has also been provided for people from Canada, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden and the USA, with further training planned in Portugal and Norway.
Why is it important?
Traditional face to face training for The CSNAT Approach comprises a one day face-to-face training workshop and three remote sessions, facilitated by members of the CSNAT research team. This delivery model is unsustainable and limits the scaling up of CSNAT across the wider NHS and to other international healthcare organisations.
The development of an online platform to replace the face-to-face training has enabled the spread of CSNAT training nationally and internationally. Potentially, it will also provide the medium to host future CSNAT developments regarding differing disease typologies.
How did we do it?
We designed and developed a pilot training package of The CSNAT Approach
We recruited organisations across the UK to test the feasibility of using this online training package as a replacement for the face to face training.
We incorporated the feedback provided by the practitioners using the pilot training package
We developed and released the first live version of The CSNAT Approach online training and implementation toolkit.
Who are we working with?
- News Stories
Carer support tool wins national award (June 2018)
Supporting carers during end of life care using the Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT) - Gail Ewing, Gunn Grande, Janet Diffin, Lynn Austin & Debra Jones
Feasibility of an online training package to assist services to implement a carer-centred process of assessment and support for family carers within palliative care - Diffin J, Ewing G, Rowland C, Grande G
Diffin J, Grande G & Ewing G
For further information please contact Michael Spence (Programme Manager)