RCN HCAs&APs magazine
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This issue lays out the facts on record keeping, looks into the recommendations from the Francis report, considers ways HCAs and APs can develop their potential, and explores their vital role in diabetes care.
Also included are tips on how to make your money go further and a feature on the relaunched First Steps resource.
This issue looks ahead to the electon for the first HCAs and APs to sit on RCN Council, looks back at RCN Congress 2012, and previews a march against government cuts. There are features looking at uniforms for HCSWs and APs in Wales, on good nutrition, examining learning representatives in Northern Ireland and on dermatology.
There is also information about social networking, the RCN's e-library, new RCN publications and an AP working in endoscopy tells us what makes her tick.
Read the Special issue - April 2012 (PDF 2MB)
There are stories on the upcoming election for the first HCAs or APs to sit on RCN Council, details of scholarships available from the College or the RCN Foundation, and some new publications relevant to the work of HCAs and APs.
Dr Peter Carter, RCN Chief Executive & General Secretary, looks at why the RCN believes HCAs and APs should be regulated; and there is advice on taking blood and dementia care.