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Contribute to the Cavendish Review

Your chance to contribute to a review on valuing and supporting healthcare and care assistants.

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This independent review, announced by the Secretary of State on the 19 February 2013, will look at how the training and support of healthcare and care assistants can be improved, so that patients can receive the best care.

Jeremy Hunt has asked Camilla Cavendish, Associate Editor and columnist at the Sunday Times, to lead the review, looking at both NHS and social settings.

The review will be looking at:

  • recruitment
  • training and development
  • leadership, management and supervision
  • engagement and support
  • public confidence and assurance

Jeremy Hunt said:

We want everyone receiving treatment to get the most safe, effective and compassionate care. So we need to make sure that staff tasked with carrying out some of the most personal and fundamental jobs have the skills, values and behaviours needed to provide this. Camilla Cavendish has a long standing and strong interest in the quality of care and compassion. She will provide a fresh perspective on the key issues of valuing and supporting the staff to provide care.

If you would like to contribute to the review, or have any queries, you can send an email to the Cavendish Review team. The closing date for contributions to the review will be the 12 April 2013.

More information about the review can be found in the Terms of Reference.

Camilla Cavendish will make recommendations at the end of May 2013.

Published 13 March 2013
Last updated 28 March 2013 + show all updates
  1. Added a closing date for acceptance of contributions (12 April 2013).
  2. First published.