Making the most of your placementSubscription
Clinical placements are your chance to take your skills from the classroom and apply them on the ward. Gail Adams offers advice on how to make the most of this valuable opportunity
The government’s mantra “No decision about me without me”, has turned out to be pie in the sky.
Throughout the general election campaign, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats promised the NHS would be safe in their hands. There would be no more top down decisions, we were told by the leaders of what is now the coalition government.
HCA regulation cannot be based on pay band aloneSubscription
For the past 15 years we have talked about the regulation of healthcare assistants and other staff groups. Over that time, we have had a change of government, we’ve introduced devolution, implemented Agenda for Change - but we still have not delivered for HCAs.
HCAs: the heart of healthcareSubscription
As I write this, I have just had first-hand experience of the NHS at its finest. I turned up as requested at 7am for my admission and was greeted by a young HCA who checked me in then directed me to my bed space. She showed all the patients around individually so we all knew where everything was.