This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Read the latest issue online

GPs buried under trusts' workload dump

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.

Headline

Training and recruitment of healthcare assistants in practices to be reviewed

Comment

HCAs are valuable members of a skillmix team, freeing up the time of qualified staff to concentrate on chronic disease management and anything else the government throws at General Practice. It's disappointing that the lessons learned from Winterborne Stoke and now mid-Staffs are taking so long to result in appropriate action. HCAs should be regulated appropriately and hold a nationally recognized qualification.

Posted date

23 Feb 2013

Posted time

10:04am

required
required
required