The health care assistant: professional supporter or budget necessity?

  • I L Roberts
  • Published 1994 in
    International journal of health care quality…
The budgets of NHS Trust Hospitals are continually under scrutiny in an endeavour to reduce operating costs. Skill mix, the balance of professional staff to non-professional staff, is a part of this process and the NHS has introduced a new level of staff called "health care assistants" (HCA). Examines the role and training of the HCA, and the reaction of… (More)