HCA Courses

Health Care Assistants and Nursing Associates are a very valuable part of the team. Their contact with patients means that they can make a huge difference to the quality of life and even save lives.
These courses are for Health Care Assistants and nursing associates to update and increase their knowledge and skills in order to increase their motivation and make a difference to patients and carers.

Asthma/COPD

A HCA’s contribution to caring for people with asthma and COPD is invaluable. This course can help them to save lives and increase the quality of life for patients. content A brief overview of asthma/COPD Role of the HCA in the Asthma/COPD clinic. How to deliver personalised care whilst meeting the needs of QOF. Saving...

Diabetes

This course will help the Health Care Assistant to understand Diabetes and make a difference content A brief overview of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes Role of the HCA when seeing patients living with diabetes. Treating the person not the disease helping patients make lifestyle choices. Saving lives -recognising risk factors eg hypos and...

Hypertension

The bread and butter for HCA’s- checking blood pressures and giving advice. This course gives new skills in managing hypertension to be able to help people change lifestyles, and therefore to recognise the importance of the desired clinical outcomes. content An overview of hypertension, risk factors and causes Cholesterol how it affects blood pressure and...

Vitamin B12

Not just an injection. This course answers lots of questions asked by both clinicians and patients. Content What is B12 deficiency? What are the side effects of Vit B12 injections? Do tablets work? What medications should not be taken when on B12 injections? Who is most likely to be deficient in vitamin B12? ... What...