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Compulsory certificate of care for HCAs


I welcome this announcement. I am currently a HCA and feel disgusted at how little training I received prior to being expected to provide care. I had no training in providing personal care or feeding patients. This training would not only set a minimal standard but also help to weed out some HCA's who are not fit for the job. HCA's port folio of acceptable tasks is forever increasing and it is not uncommon for them to be taking bloods or carrying diagnostic procedures that used to be the job of techs or nurses.

Posted date

22 October, 2013

Posted time

6:16 pm