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The Health Care Assistant Clinical Skills Induction Portfolio Course

12 May 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

This three day course is a fantastic opportunity for any new Health Care Assistants working in General Practice to increase their skills and competencies in clinical practice.
The interactive two days will cover several core subjects and provide a competency framework for each area of learning to complete with mentorship back in the workplace. Using a blend of resources such as quizzes, case studies and group discussion, the teaching will be both fun and informative.

In addition, each HCA who attends the course will receive their own personal Development Portfolio and induction framework that they can use as a working document to store their evidence of learning. This will become invaluable as their growing skill set show cases their contribution to General practice.

Following up on the two core days, there will be another opportunity to refresh and consolidate skills in a half day ‘workstation’ simulation.

It is important you attend all sessions.

Learning Outcomes

  • To work towards sign off for all taught clinical skills, with clinical observations
  • To develop competency in physiological observations, ECG, stitches and staples removal, Diabetes management and Dementia Awareness
  • To devise an individualised plan of ongoing clinical development and have a comprehensive induction plan


Day 1: 12 May 2021, 9.00am – 3.30pm

  • Clinical Governance and Understanding the various roles of HCAS
  • Blood pressure monitoring and CVD (competency framework)
  • The Deteriorating patient NEWS2 (tools and competency framework)
  • All about E.C. Gs (competency framework)

Day 2: 13 May 2021, 9.00am – 3.30pm

  • Introducing Long Term conditions Frameworks for use
  • Removal of Stitches and Staples (competency framework)
  • An Overview of Diabetes The annual review
  • The Diabetes foot check (competency framework)

Day 3: 15 July 2021, 9.00am – 12.30pm

  • Putting it into Practice
  • Workstations on Taking Clinical Observations Assessing an “at Risk Foot”, Assessing a wound for stitch removal and ECG placement
  • Evaluation and NEXT STEPS


Booking: Please click here to book your place.