NHS hails 'Nightingale effect' as thousands of healthcare assistants join

NHS hails 'Nightingale effect' as thousands of healthcare assistants join
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  • calendar-gray 08 April 2021

Ten thousand healthcare support workers have joined the NHS in the first three months of the year, NHS England has said, APA reports citing BBC.

The new staff will assist nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals to perform health checks, update patient records, help patients wash, dress and move around, and care for women and families in maternity services.

They will also support people with mental health conditions, learning disabilities, and autism.

They will be joined by a further 5,000 HCSWs who will start work following successful pre-employment checks.

Ruth May, chief nursing officer for England,said: “We are so pleased to be welcoming people from all different walks of life into the NHS.

"The last year has seen nurses and midwives play a leading role in the fight against coronavirus, inspiring millions across England with their skilled and compassionate

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