Rukshanda & Chan
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (blood tests) including children's blood test, blood pressure measurement, ear syringing, new patient health checks, NHS health checks for the over 40s*, provisional Diabetic & Asthma/COPD checks, smoking cessation clinics, dietary advice and many more tasks. They will assist the GP with minor surgery and may act as a chaperone when requested by a patient or doctor.
are specialist healthcare assistants who take blood samples from patients for testing in laboratories. The results of the tests are an important way of diagnosing illness. .