Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism
Background of the Training
The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training (OMMT) has been created by Health Education England, NHS England, Skills for Care, people with a learning disability and autistic people.
Oliver McGowan was a young man with autism and a learning disability. Oliver sadly died because staff who cared for him did not have the skills and knowledge to look after him.
The Lincolnshire Integrated Care System is committed to working across all health and care services to prevent incidents like Oliver’s from happening again.
Disclaimer: Some of the course content includes sensitive and potentially distressing information and stories of Oliver’s tragic story. If you are affected by any of the content, it is important to discuss this with your employer, and access the appropriate support.
The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism is named after Oliver McGowan, whose death shone a light on the need for health and social care staff to have better training. The Health and Care Act 2022 introduced a requirement that regulated service providers must ensure their staff receive learning disability and autism training appropriate to their role.
The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism is the standardised training that was developed for this purpose and is the government's preferred and recommended training for health and social care staff.
The government has now closed the consultation on the draft Oliver McGowan Code of Practice and the results are being analysed. For more information and updates, visit the gov.uk Oliver McGowan code of practice consultation webpage.
Each of the 42 Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) across England are co-ordinating the roll out within their locality.
The system is expected to have a co-ordinated approved trainer training process and infrastructure so that from 1 April 2024 there is trainer capacity to deliver The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training to a minimum of a third of the eligible NHS workforce each year over a 3-year recurring period. The Lincolnshire ICS is liaising with health and care providers across the county to roll out the Oliver McGowan Mandatory training and provide a system-wide approach.
The Lincolnshire Integrated Care System has agreed as part of its operational model to offer local employment opportunities for the trainer roles.
We shall therefore be advertising these opportunities in due course via different media forms, providing further information on the specific roles, the job descriptions and how you can apply as well as confirming the recruitment process in the near future and look forward to receiving your details in due course.
If you have any further queries or would like to express your interest relating to this employment opportunity, please email: lhnt.
Rollout in Lincolnshire
Part 1 (e-learning) commenced early 2023 and has already been widely implemented by health and care staff in Lincolnshire. The system is working together with Hereford & Worcestershire ICS to support the delivery of Part 2 in order to meet national Key Performance Indicators whilst it progresses its own recruitment.
Lincolnshire health and care staff who have completed their e-learning and require Tier 1 of the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism can now book their place on the Tier 1 - Part 2 Online Interactive Session. This is accompanied by patient stories provided by our local population.
The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability consists of two parts for all staff and is divided into two tiers to provide the right level of training appropriate to the level of awareness required in their role.
All staff will need to complete Part 1, which is an e-learning package and applies to both tiers, and Part 2, the interactive session of the tier applicable to the individual.
If you are not sure which Tier is appropriate for you, please speak to your Training Manager.
Tier 1 is for those who require a general awareness of people with a learning disability and autistic people, and the support they may need.
Tier 2 is for health and social care staff with responsibility for providing care and support for an autistic person or a person with a learning disability. This is anyone who provides, or who may be required to provide, a service to a person with a learning disability or an autistic person, regardless of how often that may occur.
In social care some services are used in a planned way.
- Tier 1 may be adequate for staff if people currently using the service are known and are not autistic or have a learning disability.
- Tier 2 may be needed for all social care staff where a person with a learning disability or an autistic person may start to use the services at any time. This is regardless of how often that may happen or type of service.
The online interactive session completed through Teams (Tier 1 - Part 2) is now open for booking.
As part of our commitment, Lincolnshire ICS is working with Hereford & Worcestershire Integrated Care Service to deliver a number of Tier 1 - Part 2 online interactive sessions in January - March 2024. This will enable health and care staff who require Tier 1 to attain full compliance, whilst local training trios for Tier 1 - Part 2, as well as Tier 2 - Part 2 are being recruited and achieve national accreditation.
- Follow the link below and fill in the form to request your place in the course.
- Reserve your first choice of session in your diary.
- You will receive a confirmation email with next steps.
- Please check the junk folder in your email inbox should you not have received the confirmation and/or the meeting link.