Healthcare Assistant

Healthcare assistants make sure the patient experience is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. It can also be the stepping stone into many other NHS roles.

Do you want to work as a Healthcare Assistant?

If you are interested in becoming a Healthcare Assistant, you can check the Essex Primary Care Careers site which can be accessed here.

If you're not sure what a healthcare assistant does then watch this video produced by NHS Careers which gives further information on what it is like to work as a healthcare assistant in the NHS.

Already a Healthcare Assistant and looking to develop your career?

If you are a healthcare assistant working in General Practice in Hertfordshire and West Essex, there are a number of ways that you can develop your career including training and development opportunities which can be found listed below.

If you are looking to develop your career, why not consider completing an apprenticeship to become a Nursing Associate? This is an excellent opportunity to earn while you learn and to gain invaluable skills and experience. For more information on NA apprenticeships, please click here.

Training and Development Opportunities:

East of England Immunisation Team have expanded their training into the 0-19 service. Please see details below:

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This one day online course will be delivered by Hanna Smith, Independent Nurse Prescriber.

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Suitable for registered and unregistered Healthcare Professionals (HCPs). 

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Free CPD accredited webinar bringing together data and primary care educational support from NHS Resolution, NHS England and HSSIB.

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License for CDEP Courses - CDEP has five levels (as per the UK Diabetics Competency Framework.

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For all professionals who come into contact with children and young people with asthma.

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This CPD-accredited learning package is for people with experience of working with patients who have COPD; it is designed to update and refresh their knowledge and know how. 

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The Dementia Interpreter course will allow you to begin to learn the language of dementia, and truly understand how communication can change for people living with dementia.

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Aimed at health care assistants working in General Practice who want to develop themselves and the wider team in the care and management of the patient with diabetes.

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This session is designed to equip delegates with an awareness of domestic abuse, and their responsibilities in the wake of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021

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Please note that The Training Hub are unable to provide funding for these courses and they will need to be funded by your practice/PCN or self-funded. There are some free courses, and prices start from as low as £10.

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This half-day course is appropriate for all clinical and non-clinical staff wishing to perform the role of a formal chaperone in a health care setting.We will be using filmed scenarios to support this online training,

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How to Use Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence Tools to Cultivate Resilience During Uncertain Times.

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This session is for experienced flu vaccination programme immunisers.

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What you need to know about the upcoming Flu season

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Virtual course suitable for unregistered healthcare professionals (e.g. Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) new to vaccinating, who will be offering Flu, Pneumococcal, Shingles & Covid-19 vaccines.

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The Foundation Degree in Nursing Associate Practice is suitable for existing HCAs to advance into registered Nursing Associate roles.

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This is a comprehensive in-depth resource on frailty in older people.  It is aimed at health and social care professionals who provide care and services for older people living with frailty.

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For all HCAs and non-clinical staff, it is advisable to attend the Medical Terminology Foundation Training prior to attending this course.

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This CPD course is suitable for frontline workers supporting those impacted by suicide working in Hertfordshire and West Essex.

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The Hertfordshire and West Essex ICS Training Hub have set up a collaborative research forum. We are keen for all clinicians and/or practices to be part of this forum.

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Immunisation training for Practice Nurses and HCAs who vaccinate in Hertfordshire and West Essex.

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This foundation course adheres to the National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training (2015) and includes flu, pneumococcal, shingles vaccination and intranasal (spray) influenza for children (2-17 years).

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Managing Pressure at Work and Sustainable Behaviour In this interactive session, the need to be able to effectively manage pressure in the workplace will be explained.

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Interactive online learning ‘ECHO’ networks for health and social care professionals who deliver end of life care to share knowledge on relevant topics, bringing together communities of practice with a shared goal. From Marie Curie.

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The Health and Wellbeing Subgroup are running monthly menopause awareness sessions, one for staff and one for managers.

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Training for: PCN staff including GP’s: Opportunity to practice basic suicide prevention skills in a psychologically safe setting (Risk assessment / formulation and safety planning)

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The new Oliver McGowan training on Learning Disability and Autism is being rolled out across health and social care in Hertfordshire and west Essex.

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The ICB Diabetes Project team has launched the online Diabetes 8 Care Process training programme.

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Please see below a list of Hospice's across Hertfordshire and West Essex which offer an education programme. Please use the links under each hospice to find out more.

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Skills training for taking venous blood samples from the arm.

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Monthly IPC and COVID guidance update webinars

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This 15-minute course aims to provide education and raise awareness of vulval cancer.

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SAGE & THYME is a research-based communication skills session that provides person-centred support to someone with emotional concerns using the SAGE & THYME structure.

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You are invited to this hybrid in-person and MS Teams educational event covering topics such as STIs, management of sexual health conditions and HIV updates, including networking stands from Hertfordshire health organisations

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We have acknowledged that there remains some uncertainty around the Shingles programme and eligibility, therefore we have planned these sessions to go into depth about the Shingles vaccine.

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THESE SESSIONS ARE OPEN TO ALL, INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

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Course fee: Fully funded*, and only available for providers within the Herts & West Essex Integrated Care System

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ZSA's FREE online training courses teach you the skills and confidence to have a potentially life-saving conversation with someone you’re worried about.

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Apr 2024

Promotion of Herts and West Essex Healthier Together website – tailored toolkit for HWE ICS

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E-Learning Resource for Healthcare Professionals

Health Education England has developed a helpful e-learning resource for healthcare professionals to understand the management of the key issues of long COVID; breathlessness, fatigue, exercise and cough.