Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare Assistants are appropriately trained clinicians who support practice nurses with their daily work and work to protocols in order to undertake various tasks such as:

  • Urine testing
  • Blood Pressure measurements
  • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Simple dressings
  • Assist with minor operations
  • Smoking Cessation Advice
  • NHS Patient Health Checks
  • ECG recording
  • Phlebotomy (taking blood)
  • Flu vaccinations – working under Patient Specific Directions
  • B12  injections – working under Patient Specific Directions
  • To act as a chaperone as required
 

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