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Sarah O'Brien

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  • Comment on: Mid Staffs inquiry: lack of HCA regulation a serious issue

    Sarah O'Brien's comment 13 December, 2011 5:39 pm

    I read the story on the regulation of HCA with interest. I work in Scotland in a care home as a carer. I am registered with the Scottish Social Services Council - the cost is £20 per 5 years. Like nurses, we have to have 10 days/60 hours relevant training courses. To work as a carer, I have to be registered, and if I apply for another job in the future, I would also have to be a member of the Protection of Vulnerable groups register. What is most important, a well trained and educated group of staff, or cost? If nurses and doctors have to be registered, then why not care staff?