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Conservatives: HCAs part of nursing 'profession'

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Anyone old enought to remember 30 years ago ? We had domestic staff - who did a good job of the cleaning, what would now be called Health Care Support Workers - who had little training but were a steady, consistent support on wards doing most of the basic nursing care, SEN's who did a 2 year course and were excellent hands-on nurses and SRN's - who did a more accademic 3 year course and took care of the day to day running, organisation, drug rounds etc. Then along came project 2000 that amongst other things got rid of all the SEN's (at great cost) and now we are going back to a 2 teir system again. Ahhhhhh progress ! Are there ANY benefits to the patients in this paper chase?

Posted date

14 February, 2010

Posted time

10:04 am

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