Review into healthcare workers published

The Cavendish review: an independent review into healthcare assistants and support workers in the NHS and social care settings

New proposals by Camilla Cavendish to ensure care and compassion in the NHS and social care.

This independent review by Camilla Cavendish makes a number of recommendations on how the training and support of both healthcare assistants who work in hospitals, and social care support workers who are employed in care homes and people’s own homes, can be improved to ensure they provide care to the highest standard.

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Extract from Dept of Health

Cavendish Review terms of reference

The Cavendish Review was announced in February 2013. This document outlines the areas the review will be investigating, including: considering what can be done to ensure that all people using services are treated with care and compassion by healthcare and care assistants in NHS and social care settings; and making recommendations about the recruitment, training, management, development and support of those staff, who do a challenging but vital job in health and care settings.