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Category list : HCA regulation

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  • Unison

    ‘Robust safeguards’ needed on use of nursing associatesSubscription

    News25 April, 2017

    The “real risk” that nursing associates are used as a cheap alternative to nurses has been underlined at a major health conference, where delegates called for any attempts by employers to substitute roles to be resisted.

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    Legal view: Nurse delegation of tasks to nursing associatesSubscription

    News10 February, 2017

    Regulation of nursing associates by the Nursing and Midwifery Council will provide “a bit more comfort” to nurses when they delegate tasks, but the level to which they are professionally accountable will not change, a lawyer who specialises in fitness to practise cases has said.

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    NMC sets £4m cost condition on nursing associate regulation Subscription

    News19 January, 2017

    The government must pay the £4m it would cost the Nursing and Midwifery Council to set up regulation of nursing associates, the body has revealed in a raft of conditions that would need to be met for it to agree to the Department of Health’s request to oversee the new role.

  • Healthcare assistant

    Unsafe HCAs could be 'blacklisted' in future to protect patientsSubscription

    News13 January, 2017

    New powers could be created by the Department of Health to effectively “blacklist” healthcare support workers who could be a danger to patients, under latest moves to tackle the long-standing issue of a lack of regulation for this group of workers. 

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    Regulation has 'minimal effect' on professional identitySubscription

    News8 December, 2016

    Regulation of nurses and other healthcare workers has only a “minimal” effect on their professional identity, with factors like education and uniform deemed more important, according to a report by the body that oversees the work of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

  • Audrey Emerton

    Concerns over nursing associate title reiterated by nurse peerSubscription

    News25 November, 2016

    The title of nursing associates should not be used for the new support worker role being introduced by the government in England next year, because it wrongly implies they will be nurses, a peer has warned.

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    Nursing associates should be registered as 'interim measure' Subscription

    News18 November, 2016

    The body tasked with assessing whether nursing associates should be regulated has said it cannot yet make a decision due to the role still being in development, but has recommended it should be registered as an interim measure.

  • Magnifying glass

    PSA assesses need for nursing associate regulationSubscription

    News29 September, 2016

    An assessment of whether nursing associates should be regulated or not is being carried out by the body that oversees the work of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and other professional regulators, following a request by government officials.

  • Assistant practitioner

    Associates should be regulated 'without restricting role'Subscription

    News17 May, 2016

    Nursing associates should be regulated but in a way that does not restrict the flexibility of the role, a leading think-tank has concluded as it publishes a report on upskilling the non-medical NHS workforce.

  • Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

    CQC raises concern over staff shortages at mental health trustSubscription

    News19 September, 2014

    A mental health trust has been ordered to make urgent improvements to the safety of its services by the Care Quality Commission.

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