I'm a first year student nurse on placement at a General Medicine Ward for 16 weeks. Basic personal care is all I have been doing which is great for me because I am new to healthcare and it is a fundamental foundation of nursing. But why the need to have been a HCA when thats practically what a first year does anyway?
There is already a shortage of staff in the NHS, cutting training places by 2,500 is not going to help is it? What genius decided to do that?
Maybe the shortage in places has something to do with the diploma being totally replaced by the degree?