Tag Archives: HCAs

Shape of Caring Review Report (HEE / NMC / BBC News)

Summary Health Education England (HEE) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) have published the Shape of Caring Review “Raising the Bar” report, which makes 34 recommendations (grouped into 8 themes) concerning education and training for registered nurses and care … Continue reading

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Developing the Support Workforce in Acute Care (NIHR / Health Services and Delivery Research)

Summary A recent National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) study investigates the development of support worker roles in an acute health-care. Full Text Link Reference Kessler I, Spilsbury K, Heron P. (2014). Developing a high-performance support workforce in acute care: … Continue reading

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Reducing Poor Language Skills Among Care Workers (BBC News)

Summary A government advisor has recommended that recruitment agencies should ensure care workers can speak English to a minimum acceptable standard before placing them in the homes of vulnerable people. Similar restrictions would presumably apply to the recruitment and selection … Continue reading

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Certificate of Fundamental Care for Health Care Assistants (BBC News)

Summary The BBC has revealed that new care workers will be required to attain a training certificate within 12 weeks of starting their first job. This follows recommendations made in the independent Cavendish report, which reviewed inconsistencies in training throughout … Continue reading

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Health Education England’s Pre-Nursing Experience Pilots (HEE)

Summary This document reflects students’ views of Health Education England (HEE)’s pre-nursing experience pilot programme. The Francis Inquiry report recommended that student nurses should be required to spend a period of time working directly with patients before starting their degree course. … Continue reading

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Minimum Standards for Healthcare Assistants: Certificate of Fundamental Care (BBC News)

Summary The Cavendish Review to ensure vulnerable patients are treated with dignity says healthcare assistants (HCAs) should need to comply with a universal training system and gain accreditation before they are allowed work unsupervised. This review was carried out after the Francis Inquiry to offer recommendations … Continue reading

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Mandate to Health Education England (Department of Health)

Summary This Department of Health document is the government’s mandate to Health Education England (HEE). It covers strategic objectives for workforce planning, health education, and training and development. HEE works, with the networks of employers and Local Education and Training Boards, … Continue reading

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Dementia Training for All Grades of Staff at New Cross Hospital (RWHT)

Training Opportunity Dementia training is available for all grades of staff at Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals Trust. The one day course has the title: Care of the Older Person with Dementia in an Acute Hospital Setting This course has run 43 … Continue reading

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Re-Evaluating the Role of Health Care Assistants in Dementia Care (NHS Confedration Webinar)

Summary Delegates at this Webinar (held on May 13th 2011) heard Professor Justine Schneider, from the University of Nottingham, explain the findings of her most recent study on the role and experience of Health Care Assistants (HCAs) in dementia wards. A key component of the … Continue reading

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Role of Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) in Promoting Person-Centred Dementia Care

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT) Volume 1 Issue 8 March 2011]. Abstract An in-depth observational study of healthcare assistants (HCAs) in dementia wards has been commissioned to identify any workforce issues. This research … Continue reading

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