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Exclusive: Senior HCA ‘bridging’ role will be piloted next year


HCAs will perform traditional nursing skills, nurses will be managers of HCAs. HCAs will demand a wage-rise in line with their responsibilities. Nurses will require a managerial-wage. The NHS will then have to find a cost-effective solution to the high cost of HCAs and will design an assistant HCA-role. There will be outcry, because the assistant is taking on responsibilities previous done by HCAs, but without the underpinning knowledge of A & P, and Pharmacology. There will be meetings, public consultations, etc, etc. It really is about money. Perhaps people cannot earn more money. Perhaps a different economic system is necessary, otherwise all that will happen is a different job title will be given, and the same problem will emerge farther down the line. In the end, we will constantly have uneducated solutions to economic problems. Then seek to educate them because something was missing. Then...again...and again. Penny dropped yet? We cannot solve this problem without solving the economic one. If we stock the NHS full of trained people from less wealthy countries, then we, in effect, require poor countries otherwise we are really up the shoot. That is a disgrace.

Posted date

21 October, 2015

Posted time

2:56 pm