Partners told to provide training for all new health care assistants from March...
20 January 2015, Pulse
GPs are being warned they should ensure they have provisions in place to train health care assistants when new regulatory measures come into place in March.
Dr Nigel Watson, chair of Wessex LMCs, who is also filling in for his practice manager this year, told Pulse: ‘You suddenly become acutely aware that, from now on, you need HCAs who have got certification. I suspect the managers are clued up, certainly in our area, but I expect the GPs have no clue whatsoever.’
He added: ‘GPs should be aware of their responsibility, which is even more acute with CQC and things, so if they’re employing staff to undertake those roles they’ve got to make sure those people are appropriately qualified.
‘You do need to have time to train these people, which actually means there’s a bigger market for recruiting people who are qualified to do it.’
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