Tag Archives: Healthcare Assistants

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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Patients First and Foremost: Government Response to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Public Inquiry Report (Department of Health)

Summary The government’s official response to the Francis Inquiry report, entitled “Patients first and foremost” was published today. It defines the Department of Health‘s commitment and action plan for the health and care system. The main recommendations / resolutions include: Ofsted-style ratings for hospitals … Continue reading

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Future Nurses Required to Train as Care Assistants Initially (BBC News)

Summary The Department of Health‘s response to the Francis Inquiry Report is likely to include recommendations that nurses will be required to spend time performing duties such as washing and dressing, in the apprenticeship role of healthcare assistant, before embarking upon their degree training. There is … Continue reading

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