Move to improve support workers' competencies as their role widens

Dean, Erin
November 2009
Nursing Standard;11/11/2009, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p9
Trade Publication
The article discusses standards for healthcare support workers (HCSWs) to be issued by Great Britain's Department of Health (DH). The DH will clarify competency requirements for five different types of HCSWs on pay bands one to four in March 2010. According to the author the role of HCSWs is expected to expand within the National Health Service (NHS) as the number of nurses decreases over time.


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