The role of healthcare assistants in general practice
Jeremy Dale MA MB BS PhD FRCGP Professor of Primary Care Director of Warwick and Coventry Primary Care Research (WC-PCR) Warwick Medical School
Laura Vail BSc (Hons) MSc Research Associate Warwick Medical School
Relatively little authoritative guidance is available on the responsiblities of healthcare assistants working in general practice. This article discusses a number of issues that should be considered in relation to the work undertaken by HCAs in this setting.