Are Personal Care Assistants Missing Out On Education?

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Many health authorities are reluctant to finance training events for care assistants because this is viewed as non-essential funding. However, results from a recent research review suggest that providing education for the wider workforce helps improve the productivity, quality and safety of services.

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Care assistants are now well established as valuable team members within a wide variety of clinical specialities. But their relative lack of access to continuing education is starting to become a cause for concern, both for organisations and for clients.


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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at
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25 Jul 2021
General Personal Care General personal care is essential for good health and self-esteem. Our carers have a deep understanding that providing and receiving personal care is a very intimate activity. Therefore, establishing trust and communication is a critical part of our personal care services.
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Education and training is an essential requirement when we're looking at major workforce shortages and changing roles of health practitioners/ carers.
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