Working in partnership with the West London RIPEN (Reflective Interprofessional Education Network), to develop their advanced HCA workforce, we designed the HCA PITstop course for Non-Registered Nurses.
The course was to meet the specific needs in local primary care systems with a focus on recall, motivational interviewing and development of a “diabetes box”, and linked competencies to put these into practice
Dr Yasmin Razak, RIPEN & Diabetes Transformation Lead, was particularly impressed with the quality of the training materials used by the Pitstop team and how the skills taught could support Primary Care.
Feedback from the successful pilot reflected the incredible buzz in the room from all the participants.
The best course I have been on. I was provided with so much clinical knowledge and understanding that no course has provided before.
HCA from Holland Park Medical Centre
The success of the pilot has led to the rollout of the course nationally and is an example of PITstop’s partnership with Health Education England & STP teams to upskill our workforce to transform & delivery better patient care.
We would like to thank Dr Yasmin Razak, Howard Tingle, Dr Hilary King and Nurse Educator Thomas Buckley from West London for their time, effort and encouragement in developing the course content and shaping the initial pilot with the PITstop team.