The system will help train hundreds of new starters joining nursing and residential homes.
Care homes looking after vulnerable residents across the UK have now been offered free access to Boots Care Learning to support new and existing staff.
With more than 20,000 care homes with over 400,000 residents, over a third of all care home providers admit they “urgently need more staff”.
The online Boots Care Learning resource, has now bee made available free of charge to all residential and nursing homes in order to provide support and training through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Resources include up to date COVID-19 content, medication management training, as well as care support for dementia and diabetes.
The news comes days after the UK Government announced a national social care recruitment campaign to help urgently fill the 122,000 vacancies currently in the sector to ease staffing pressures due to the pandemic.
Alex Roberts, Head of Care Services and Speciality Items for Boots UK added: “Many care home residents have very serious and complex health conditions, which our pharmacists and pharmacy teams have valuable expertise in.
“So during these unprecedented times, we feel that it’s absolutely right to make this knowledge available to all care homes across the UK in addition to the ones we partner with.
“This will help the training of hundreds of new starters who are joining the care homes sector every day.
“Our Care Services team have been caring for the most vulnerable patients in our communities for over 30 years and throughout COVID-19, we continue to do just that – side by side with our colleagues in the social care sector, as we are with the NHS.”
Home managers can request access to Boots Care Learning by emailing: [email protected]