Some Practices are starting to reshape their workforce by increasing the number of Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) to alleviate pressures on already stretched Nursing teams. The WY PCWTH is keen to promote an expansion of the HCA workforce within Primary Care, enabling Practices to increase their clinical healthcare support workforce through the use of apprenticeships. It is essential that Practices have HCAs that are competent and consistently trained.
This programme aims to promote a standardised regional programme to ensure HCAs in General Practice have the knowledge and skills required to understand the role they are delegated. The apprenticeship training is designed as an educational development route to support HCAs and is delivered in partnership with a local education provider.