study days for healthcare support workers
Award of certificate of professional development (CPD) in health care support (general practice)
A module made up of ten study days providing healthcare assistants working in General Practice with
cost effective, high quality, competency focused education and a valued
For further information on the module content, entry requirements, cost of this module and how to apply please visit the module page.
Core skills for health care assistants new to working in General Practice
A two day introduction to key features of the role of the healthcare assistant in General Practice, understanding consent and confidentiality, infection control,
chaperoning and developing effective communication skills.
Date: 6 and 20 September 2017
Measurements and investigations
A one day course for healthcare assistants new to General Practice focusing on measuring blood pressure, pulse, an introduction to ECGs, urinalysis and basic knowledge on blood tests – why are they taken, where do they go and how they are linked to QOF targets.
Date: 4 October 2017
Health promotion, behaviour change and obesity management
A one day course specifically
designed to equip healthcare assistants with the skills
for giving effective and appropriate dietary and lifestyle advice to adult patients at
risk from the consequences of being overweight, obesity and diabetes including
opportunistic health promotion and motivational techniques.
Date: 18 October 2017
Ear care study day
An ear care study day aimed at healthcare assistants. You will cover anatomy and physiology, the parameters of practice (such as legal issues, practice protocols, documentation and irrigation), procedure and practice.
Please note: you will need to have a mentor in practice who has attended the Primary Ear Care Centre study day and kept up to date with their ear care CPD.
Date: 31 October 2017
Atrial fibrillation, INR testing and anticoagulation
This study day is for healthcare assistants involved in or assisting with INR testing, atrial fibrillation and anticoagulation monitoring and management.
Date: 8 November 2017
Tissue viability and wound management
A study day for healthcare assistants working in General Practice including an insight into the healing process, which dressings are appropriate, documentation and helping with minor operations.
Date: 22 November 2017
Ear care update (half day)
An update session for healthcare assistants who have previously attended the ear care study day.
Note: Updates are required every other year.
Date: 28 November 2017, morning only
Pernicious anaemia and B12 injections study day
Define the part played by vitamin B12 in health with this study day for healthcare support workers. You will gain a basic understanding of the underlying conditions which are treated with this therapy, guidelines for safe use including working within the legal requirements of delegated responsibility, patient information and education including reporting and adverse reactions and managing side effects.
Date: 5 December 2017