January 2024 Volume 18 Number 1

British Journal of

Healthcare Assistants

For HCAs and assistant practitioners

www.healthcare-assistants.co.uk

Editorial New year, new skills

Research A missed opportunity: the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan and the support workforce

Clinical An introduction to autism

Professional The elements of care Making the most of libraries Supporting healthcare assistants in the workplace Understanding ethical leadership Shining a light: the fourth Royal College of Nursing nursing support worker dayma

Last Page Portakabin delivers modular mental health facility in the Northeast

The NHS Long The NHS Long Term Plan and the Term Plan and the support workforce support workforce