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 October 2018 issue of the British Journal of Healthcare Assistants (BJHCA) went on sale 12 October. The cover story is about men in healthcare. It looks at an NHS Education Scotland report and features contributions from a healthcare assistant and a registered nurse.
BJHCA board member Linda Nazarko introduces obesity- and diabetes-related skin infection, intertrigo, giving a guide to diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Menna Lloyd Jones continues her series on fundamental care in practice by talking about pain assessment and management. BJHCA board member Chris Barber, in article 17 of his series on rare conditions, discusses DiGeorge syndrome, Stevens–Johnson syndrome and cystinosis. The final clinical article this month reports on groundbreaking research into a 7-day stoma care service at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
In the professional section this month, ‘putting the personal into resilience’ is the focus of an article by BJHCA board member, Vinice Thomas. David Stonehouse explains how and why support staff should write for publication.
In ‘Health Matters’, editor Peter Bradley reports on the recent Royal College of Nursing healthcare practitioners conference. There are two articles on mental health, by the Royal College of Nursing and by NHS Moodzone.