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Regulation of HCA not a top priority for the NHS


Sir David said training and education was more important than regulation. Nobody has yet commented on that - but you are probably all nurses. The above is fundamentally right - but, unless people are regulated, nobody checks up on the quality of the training and education. THAT is why you need the regulation, to make sure HCAs are trained properly - and, to establish who 'higher up the food chain' is to be BLAMED if their training is inadequate ! I'm not 100% sure if nurses would say it - I don't think Carter wants the RCN to have any involvement in the process, as HCAs are not nurses. But clearly nurses must support the training of HCAs if the HCAs are involved in care.

Posted date

30 September, 2011

Posted time

10:50 am