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    Hi

    I'm a HCA with NHSP around college and find it a brilliant role to gain clinical exposure (hoping to study medicine)

    I've asked my trust liaison officer to sign me up for the next phlebotomy training and ILS sessions - which I'm told is mandatory for HCAs who want to work on A&E.

    What I was wondering is whether your pay goes up for being able to undertake extra clinical duties? At my old trust, only band 3 HCA's took bloods etc and atm I'm paid at band 2.

    I've been working as a HCA for a year and a half - most of which was full time, but not sure how long it takes to make the jump between the two bands?
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    Basically the answer is no. In my experience you're extremely unlikely to be upgraded to a band 3 purely for your clinical skills, you would have to apply for a specific job role. AfC sees you getting a pay increase yearly on the anniversary of the start date, you can find charts online for specific salaries.

    Good luck with getting into medicine! Phlebotomy is definitely a great skill to have. I've known a few doctors who started life as a HCA and they tend to be pretty good ones!
 
 
 
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