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Newly Established HCA Development Team


15 September 2021

HCA practice development team

With Darent Valley Hospital resetting standards post-Covid and in compliance with the expectations of the Care Quality Commission to have all Health Care Assistants complete the Care Certificate, there has been an increased need to support the Dartford and Gravesham Trust HCA community as a whole. This includes catching up with HCAs that joined in the last few pandemic-filled months where group based courses were postponed, current HCAs and those joining our Trust.

Health Care Assistants are the cornerstone of our work team and need to know their importance in our foundations. The HCA team aim is getting the fundamentals right so that patient care is maintained. It is also very important to have avenues of training to aid career progression for the HCA.

That is where we come in.

The Health Care Assistant practice development team are made up of Jenny Weaver, Sima George and Splendour Peter. Jenny is the band 7, Practice Development Nurse, and Sima and Splendour are band 4. We shall be actively working to ensure every HCA has the training week and Care Certificate completed timeously. There will be a busy period in the next few months catching up with those that are needing our help so we hope to be a visible and helpful team working in your wards with you.

We shall also be ambassadors for the HCA huddle and remind ward sisters regularly about having HCA attendance which helps them engage in the Trust and with their colleagues.

Jenny Weaver, Practice Development Nurse - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  bleep 964

Splendour Peter, HCA Educator - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sima George, HCA Educator - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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