Cavendish review calls for standard training for Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants (HCAs) should get at least two weeks’ training to prepare them for providing basic care in hospitals and care homes, a report has urged.    

The independent review of HCAs and support workers in the NHS and social care, led by Camilla Cavendish, makes a number of recommendations on how the training and support of both healthcare assistants and social care support workers can be improved to ensure they provide care to the highest standard.

The review was carried out following the Francis Inquiry into Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust.

The Cavendish Review is available on the Department of Health website 



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