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How support staff can be helped to challenge unacceptable practice

03 February 2010

Nursing Management

Feature

Healthcare assistants (HCAs) play an increasingly important role in the provision of patient care and are well-placed to witness and challenge poor practice, yet...

Socialisation of seconded healthcare assistants

01 November 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To compare the clinical practice experiences of seconded healthcare assistants (HCAs) with four major socialisation concepts. Method The sample was comprised of...

Developing a foundation apprenticeship in care

11 October 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explores the development of a foundation apprenticeship in care at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The benefits for recruitment and...

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...

Registered nurses’attitudes towards the role of the healthcare assistant

01 June 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & science

Aim To elicit the views of registered nurses (RNs), working in the surgical directorate of an acute NHS trust, concerning the responsibilities of RNs to healthcare...

A big thank you

18 November 2008

Nursing Standard

General Article

Healthcare assistants are a vital part of a nursing team, often going beyond the call of duty to improve the experiences of patients.

An essential care course for healthcare assistants

16 July 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

There is growing consensus that healthcare assistants (HCAs) need access to professional training, education and support. The authors describe a short course...

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...

Development of an accredited cancer care course for HCAs

09 January 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

There is growing consensus that healthcare assistants (HCAs) need access to professional development, education and support. The authors describe a short course...

Registered nurses’ attitudes towards the role of the healthcare assistant

25 June 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To elicit the views of registered nurses (RNs), working in the surgical directorate of an acute NHS trust, concerning the responsibilities of RNs to healthcare...