Clinical Associate Practitioners (CAP) and Healthcare Assistants (HCA's) can work within hospital or community settings under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional. The role can be very varied depending upon the area in which the person is employed. 

Working alongside nurses, for example, they may sometimes be known as Trainee Clinical Associate Practitioners (TCAPS)

The types of duties include the following:

  • washing and dressing
  • feeding
  • helping people to mobilise
  • toileting
  • bed making
  • generally assisting with patients overall comfort
  • monitoring patients conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respiration's and weight