September 19, 2023
We are pleased to share the flyer for a mouth care e-learning programme for care staff.
As you know, good oral health is an essential to a person’s general health and wellbeing. Evidence shows that poor oral health in care homes impacts an individual’s ability to eat, smile and be pain free, and therefore their quality of life.
Stay Smiling has been codeveloped by King’s College London in partnership with the NHSE London Dental Ageing Network, Alliance for a Cavity Free Future (ACFF), the Whittington Community Dental Services and care home teams in North Central London. Working to meet the needs expressed by the care staff involved, the programme is based around a series of videos demonstrating mouth care on care home residents. It is free, accessible, takes approximately 30 minutes and care staff will receive a certificate upon completion. There is also a coproduced oral health toolkit that care homes can use to assist in oral care assessment and planning for their residents.
Furthermore, service providers can request the videos to embed into their own oral health training programmes, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org