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HCAs, APs and TNAs

Use this guide to find information resources related to healthcare assistants, healthcare support workers, assistant practitioners and trainee nursing associates including books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 28/08/2020

Key Resources

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.
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Royal College of Nursing (2019) The role of nursing associates in vaccination and immunisation. Position statement. London: RCN.
Royal College of Nursing (2017) Accountability and delegation, a guide for the nursing team, London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2017) Accountability and delegation: a guide for the nursing team. London: RCN.
Careers support: An RCN guide for health care assistants and assistant practitioners Royal College of Nursing (2016) Careers support: An RCN guide for health care assistants and assistant practitioners. 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

Books

Peate - Learning to care Peate I (2019) Learning to care: the nursing associate. Edinburgh: Elsevier.
Rowe G, Ellis S, Gee D et al. (2020) The handbook for nursing associates and assistant practitioners. 2nd edn. London: Sage. Rowe G, Ellis S, Gee D et al. (2020) The handbook for nursing associates and assistant practitioners. 2nd edn. London: Sage.
Whelan A and Hughes E (2016) Clinical skills for healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners (2nd   edition), Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. Whelan A and Hughes E (2016) Clinical skills for healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners. 2nd edn. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
Peate I (2017) Fundamentals of care: a textbook for health and social care assistants, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell. Peate I (2017) Fundamentals of care: a textbook for health and social care assistants. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.
Carter P (2017) Lippincott essentials for nursing assistants: a humanistic approach to caregiving (4th edition), Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer. Carter P (2017) Lippincott essentials for nursing assistants: a humanistic approach to caregiving. 4th edn. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
Carter P (2016) Lippincott textbook for nursing assistants: a humanistic approach to caregiving (4th edition),   Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer. Carter P (2016) Lippincott textbook for nursing assistants: a humanistic approach to caregiving .4th edn. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
Ndungu E (2013) How to do a good job better in health and social care: practical skills and induction guide for healthcare assistants, support workers, carers, students, parents and guardians, Oxford: Bettercare Skills Ltd. Ndungu E (2013) How to do a good job better in health and social care: practical skills and induction guide for healthcare assistants, support workers, carers, students, parents and guardians. Oxford: Bettercare Skills Ltd.
Rawles - Essential knowlege Rawles Z (2019) Essential knowledge and skills for healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners. 2nd edn. New York: Routledge.
Sorrentino S and Remmert L (2016) Mosby's textbook for nursing assistants (9th edition), St. Louis: Mosby. Sorrentino S and Remmert L (2016) Mosby's textbook for nursing assistants. 9th edn. St. Louis: Mosby.

Learning game

The Care Certificate Game
  • A board game which helps providers and employers to implement the Care Certificate.The game is an easy way of managing group work, an essential part of the Care Certificate. It has been officially endorsed by Health Education England.
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Journal articles

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Journals

Journals of interest for healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners.

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