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Helping the people of Leicester to have long and healthy lives.

Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group

Healthcare Assistant

Healthcare assistants (HCAs) work under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional.

This is usually a more senior nurse. Their role is to:

  • Carry out health checks
  • Take blood samples
  • Health promotion or health education work within the GP practice and the local community
  • Flu vaccines
  • Helping other clinicians e.g. during minor surgery
  • Re-stock consulting rooms with items such as bandages, needles, soap etc.