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Regulation of HCA not a top priority for the NHS


At a time when the answer of many Chief Executives as to who does what with patient care is you get a bigger bang for your bucks with HCA's. The problem however, is that most employers will tell you that the Registered Nurse is accountable for supervising their performance; that said, the absence of regulation means for the most part the training is not subject to scrutiny and when the effluvia hits the fan it will not be the Chief Exec who will be in the spread zone! It will, in all certainty be a scapegoat who has; a) not been involved in the training, b)may be the most junior RN on shift and c)be the body offered to the NMC rather than the Chief Nurse, Matron or Ward Manager ( we called the Ward Sisters once) who will have assured anyone who doesn't have to deliver care that all is well.

Posted date

30 September, 2011

Posted time

2:24 pm