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HCA standards for vaccine administration updated as role expands


As a registered nurse I understand completely the concerns raised. However I recently had an HCA in my GP practice administer flu vaccine to me and I was completely satisfied with her technique and attitude. There is always a registered nurse within the practice who could be immediately on hand in the unlikely event of anaphylaxis, so no need for anxiety. In these days of financial austerity allowing HCA's to take on extended roles that require limited but specific further training does not detract from the professional registered nurses' role that is so much more than giving injections. I suspect it is the only way the NHS will survive.

Posted date

29 September, 2015

Posted time

3:41 pm