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The changing role of the healthcare assistant

01 September 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background This article analyses the changes made to the role of the healthcare assistant (HCA) in the British healthcare system and identifies when and why these...

A future for critical care education

10 July 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses the development and implementation of a BSc(Hons) programme in critical care practice and the new English National Board D14 award,...

Educating healthcare support workers in cancer and palliative care

01 December 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

The Cancer Care Alliance (CCA) Network for Teesside, South Durham and North Yorkshire has a reputation for delivering multi-professional cancer and palliative care...

Meeting the holistic needs of dependent older people

07 December 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To investigate whether national vocational qualifications (NVQs) have the potential to improve the quality of care for vulnerable older people. Method An...

Expectations of newly qualified nurses

27 June 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim This study offers an overview of the concerns and expectations of newly qualified staff at the beginning of their careers. Method A focus group was used to...

Career pathways in research: academic

31 October 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The academic pathway is the fourth in this series on career pathways and might be considered the most traditional career related to research. However, as is...

Healthcare assistants: the new registration route

28 April 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

A number of locally organised schemes now exist to help healthcare assistants access programmes leading to qualified nursing status. Although some schemes have been...

Learning experiences of seconded pre-registration nursing students

17 May 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore the academic learning experiences of seconded students in a pre-registration adult nursing programme. Method Academic learning experiences were...

Graduate-only pre-registration mental health nursing programmes

02 June 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines the perceived benefits of graduate-only pre-registration programmes in mental health nursing, and the potential social aspiration and attrition...

Education for healthcare assistants working in acute NHS hospitals

15 June 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Healthcare assistants (HCAs) are an integral part of the workforce in acute NHS hospitals. They carry out a variety of roles depending on the needs of the clinical...