Event Details

HCAs provide a valuable service in primary care, supporting nurse and GP colleagues to ensure that people living with long-term conditions have the information they need, in order to achieve the best outcomes.  These 2 half day sessions address the ‘need to know’ elements for a range of areas covered by health care assistants at all levels.  

CVD and Lifestyle

  • Overview of the basic path of CVD
  • Current approach to dietary advice
  • Physical activity
  • Smoking cessation
  • Alcohol
  • Top tips on motivational interviewing

  Blood Pressure

  • Measuring and managing
  • Correct technique
  • Appropriate environment
  • How high is too high?
  • Who needs treating?

Introduction to diabetes

  • Different types
  • Lifestyle management
  • Blood pressure & lipids: why are they important
  • Vascular screening

Introduction to motivational interviewing and behavioural change

  • Helping people change
  • Rolling with resistance
  • Person-centred care
  • Using behavioural change in practice

Asthma for HCAs

  • What is it?
  • How is it diagnosed?
  • How do we treat it?
  • Assessing control
  • The importance of inhaler technique


  • What is it?
  • How is it diagnosed?
  • How do we treat it?
  • The impact of COPD on quality of life
  • The importance of inhaler technique


  • Why we do them and what they tell us
  • Respiratory function tests
  • Tests used in diabetes
  • Urine tests

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Cancellations with a full refund will be accepted up to and including 15 days prior to the event.  Any refund request for places cancelled after this date will not be refunded.