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Mouth Care Matters e-learning resources now available

Posted on: January 21st, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked in partnership with Health Education England and the Mouth Care Matters team to add Mouth Care Matters, a range of free resources and tools to support health and care teams with knowledge and skills to improve patient oral health, to the elearning for healthcare Hub.

Oral health is an important part of general health and wellbeing. It allows people to eat, speak, smile and socialise without discomfort or embarrassment. Supporting patients with regular mouth care is a fundamental part of care that has frequently been identified as neglected and needing improvement.

The aim of Mouth Care Matters is to empower staff, through training and education, to identify patients that need help with mouth care and ensure it is delivered in a safe and compassionate way.

Two further resources are also available as part of the Mouth Care Matters programme:

  • Mini Mouth Care Matters – which aims to empower medical and allied medical healthcare professionals to take ownership of the oral health care of any paediatric in-patient with a hospital stay of more than 24 hours
  • Mouth Care Matters for Neuro-disability – oral health resources to support staff and families caring for people with a neuro-disability.

How to access the elearning

The Mouth Care Matters programme is freely available to access via the elearning for healthcare Hub.

Please note if you require evidence of learning you will need to register and log in to record your progress and generate a record of completion.

You can learn more about the elearning resources on the Mouth Care Matters programme page.

elfh is a NHS England programme in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies