RCN: First steps for healthcare assistants
First Steps is the RCN’s most popular free e-learning tool for health care assistants. It’s a perfect resource to dip in and out of, whether you’re new to the post or looking to refresh your knowledge and skills.
Royal College of Nursing (2019) The role of nursing associates in vaccination and immunisation. Position statement (April 2019), London: RCN.
Royal College of Nursing (2017) Accountability and delegation: a guide for the nursing team, London: RCN.
Royal College of Nursing (2015) Careers support: An RCN guide for health care assistants and assistant practitioners, London: RCN.
Royal College of Nursing (2018) The RCN money guide for HCA’s, HCSWs, APs, trainee nursing associates and nursing apprentices, London: RCN.
Royal College of Nursing (2019) Health care support workers administering inactivated influenza, shingles and pneumococcal vaccines, for adults and live attenuated influenza vaccine (laiv) for children. RCN guidance, London: RCN.
Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018) Standards of proficiency for nursing associates, London: NMC.
Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018?) Delegation and accountability. Supplementary information to the NMC code, London: NMC.
Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018) The Code: professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates, London: NMC.
NHS Education for Scotland: Workforce development - healthcare support worker
NHS Wales: Developing excellence in healthcare: an NHS Wales skills and career framework for healthcare support workers
NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership: HCSW Code of Conduct and Code of Practice
Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery (NIPEC): Development of health care support worker roles supporting nursing (2013-2014)
Skills for Health: The Care Certificate