British Journal of Healthcare Assistants (BJHCA) supports the career development of healthcare assistants (HCAs) and assistant practitioners (APs). BJHCA helps to meet the learning outcomes of the Quality and Credit Framework diploma qualifications.
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The May 2019 issue of the British Journal of Healthcare Assistants (BJHCA) went on sale 10 May. ‘Handbags and glad rags’, the cover story, by Maggie Parry-Hughes and Karen Harrison Dening, discusses the importance of preserving identity in dementia. This May issue contains the 23rd article in Chris Barber’s series on rare diseases, which considers three conditions: Behçet’s disease, Mayer Rokitansky Küster Hauser (MRKH) syndrome and Wilson’s disease.
Midwife Pat Lindsay continues her series for maternity support workers with ‘Understanding normal progress in pregnancy and the postnatal period’.
Ian Peate discusses testicular cancer. He describes it as a paradox: the leading cause of death in young men and yet one of the most curable of cancers.
Menna Lloyd Jones continues her series on a Wounds UK best practice statement for the holistic management of venous leg ulceration. This month’s focus is on: classification; and wound and skin management.
The professional section opens with Alan Glasper discussing Government plans to protect the mental health of NHS nursing and care staff. Newly qualified nursing associate, Emma-Mae Green, reveals her motives for becoming one of the pioneers of this new role. In similar vein, Ian Peate reports on the recent London nursing associate celebrations.
The Nuffield Trust offers nine answers to the burning question, How to fund social care?, which the editorial, Too green to care, ponders too.
Finally, the Last Page celebrates the first ever green announcement from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE): its encouragement of the use of greener asthma inhalers