Cera News: New Nursing Services
In August Cera announced its expansion into nursing services across its UK network.
We will be partnering with the NHS, local authorities and GPs to ensure that those requiring treatment at home for complex conditions or long COVID-19 have access to qualified nurses, via Cera’s telehealth platform.
The expansion marks Cera’s first move into additional healthcare services, as part of its overall ambition to move more aspects of healthcare out of hospitals and into people’s own homes.
Cera hopes that this move can solve three issues in tandem.
- Improving the health outcomes of those requiring care in their own homes, secondly
- Ensuring greater development and training opportunities for professional carers working within the home care sector
- Addressing the chronic shortage of nursing staff throughout the UK.
As well as employing existing nurses, Cera will be offering its carers the opportunity to train and qualify as nurses and nursing assistants themselves. In doing so, Cera seeks to provide frontline workers with greater learning and development opportunities, as well as more diverse options for their career progression.
Cera will be partnering with a number of universities to offer clinical training courses.
Karen Healey, who recently joined Cera as Head of Nursing Business Development, commented: “Having worked first-hand at the forefront of clinical services, I see a real opportunity for Cera to make a positive difference in the lives of those living with complex conditions, by providing accessible support from qualified nurses, particularly in communities where they otherwise might struggle."
As with all development's at Cera, technology also plays a big part in this development, users of Cera’s nursing services will have their vital signs and key health data points monitored remotely, allowing nurses to identify, and react to, changes in health conditions much quicker than traditional methods. Service users will also be able to interact with qualified nurses both in-person and remotely.