Introducing our ICARE programme for HCAs

20 March 2022

Our Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) are valued members of our multi-disciplinary teams here at Kingston Hospital. Thanks to feedback and insight from staff across the Trust, we have created a new programme offering development opportunities and support to all our Band 2 Healthcare Assistants.

The ICARE programme offers:

  • A ‘buddy’ to provide 1:1 support and guidance through the first two weeks in their allocated ward or department
  • An 18-month pathway to develop skills and support staff in progressing to Band 3 positions
  • Monthly open forums to share ideas, education and training
  • Access to a dedicated Wellbeing Chaplain, offering support, a listening ear and providing the opportunity for confidential conversations at any time

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