We listened to feedback from students and trainers to adapt the successful 2-day HCA diabetes course for non-registered practitioners working in General Practice, into a 6-hour programme. This has been welcomed by commissioners and students, ensuring the course remains cost effective, whilst making it easier for students to attend.
We continue to recommend the HCA competency assessment tool, encouraging students identify their role within the diabetes team and embed the skills by achieving competencies related to their role.
Feedback from a student who has been on the condensed 1-day course:
“Absolutely 100% the best HCA programme I have attended in the last 2 years!! Extremely informative, great discussions, great information sharing. Had solidified in my mind that I want to focus on Prediabetes and T2 diabetes management in my GP practice – will go to my practice manager to discuss specific clinic times.” – HCA student, Hillingdon