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COVID-19 (Coronavirus info)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Essential Learning

Please click on each topic below and work through the learning resources provided. You should complete this within two weeks of starting in your new role as a HCSW. For NHSGGC Bank Staff this must be completed prior to your first orientation shift.


A Typical Day in the Life of a HCSW

Infection Prevention and Control

Person-Centred Care

Palliative and End of Life Care

Food Fluid and Nutrition

Moving and Handling

Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Basic Life Support 

Falls Prevention (for HCSWs caring for adults)

Sharps Safety

Dementia Care (for HCSWs caring for adults)

Blood Transfusion 

Delirium Care (for HCSWs caring for adults)




Last Updated: 27 October 2021