Health Care Assistants in General PracticePublished: 9th November 2004
This document published by Gwynedd Local Health Board aims to help in both the selection process and training of Health Care Assistants (HCAs) within general practice.
HCAs are seen as an integral part of nursing teams within Gwynedd, helping to improve the quality and range of nursing services available to primary care based upon the health needs of the local population.
HCAs also provide a greater range and flexibility of nursing and administration skills in general practice, therefore allowing more effective distribution of skills and responsibilities.
The resource manual provides are guidance regarding pay scales, indemnity and National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) that can be adapted by each individual practice. There is a section on reflection, which we hope will enable HCAs to provide evidence for their own personal and professional development.