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Health Care Assistant Roles

Healthcare assistants (HCAs) are important members of the primary care workforce and many practices now employ them to undertake routine tasks that were previously undertaken by practice nurses. The need to continue to develop the HCA workforce is one of the essential components to allow the delivery of a truly of a multi-professional workforce in in primary care.

There is no standard role specification for HCAs working in general practice and the range of tasks that they undertake varies greatly. In part, this depends on the requirements and preferences of the practice and the skill mix they utilise, but also the experience and competencies of the individual HCA

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