WIPP's HCA toolkit

WiPP's Health Care Assistants Initiative (HCA) set out to develop a range of core principles to enable general practice to employ, train and develop HCAs. After two years in development, it is now helping to better define and properly integrate the role of the HCA into the general practice team. We have worked in close collaboration with five pilot sites to develop a highly practical Toolkit that is fully tried and tested. It is now actively helping HCAs, general practice employers, PCTs, education providers and patients.

The Health Care Assistant (HCA) toolkit has been developed by the Working in Partnership Programme (WiPP) in collaboration with Staffordshire University.

All the documents within the toolkit are available to download as PDF files [Please see: how to access PDF files.

Access the WIPP's HCA toolkit at the RCN Website

Royal College of Nursing support for HCA's

Heath Care Assistants play a key role in the delivery of safe and effective care. As core members of the nursing team the Royal College of Nursing recognises and values your contribution. We are committed to providing you with learning resources and opportunites for development that enable you to advance your education and training so you can continue to deliver quality care to your patients and clients.

Together we can make sure patients, the public and health care professionals recognise and value the enourmous contribution HCAs make to care. The RCN will ensure your voice is heard and will work with you to ensure we address the challenges you face as you carry out your work. This part of the RCN website will enable you to provide feedback to the RCN HCA Adviser and other members of the HCA team and to access a host of resources relevant to your personal and professional development.

Find out more if you are not currently a member

Institute of Healthcare Management

The IHM supports managers whose excellence in management contributes to excellence in healthcare. By promoting the highest standards in healthcare management, IHM plays a leading role in improving effectiveness in the quality of health services.

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