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Immunisation Update for Nurses - Tues 29 August 2017

Immunisation Update for HCAs - Mon 14 August 2017

Venue: Saracen's House, St Margaret's Green, Ipswich


The Care Certificate

The Care Certificate was officially launched in April 2015. There is a new set of standards which all newly appointed Health Care Assistants must meet.

There are no set guidelines for HCA training apart from the Care Certificate.
The Care Certificate can be fully mapped across to the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support. The Apprenticeship takes 18 – 24 months to complete however West Suffolk College ensure that the knowledge part of the Care Certificate is completed within the first 12 weeks on programme. One of your nurses would still have to observe the HCA in practice in order for the units to be signed off as complete the Level 3 qualification cover clinical activities such as taking bloods, cannulation, taking BPs etc.



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Tel.: 01473 770021 

Email: shelley.mitchell1@nhs.net

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