Berlin - Eight to ten percent of all general practitioner practices in Germany employ so-called care assistant (VERAH). Ulrich Weigeldt, the federal chairman of the, presented the 4,000th VERAH with their certificate at the beginning of March after corresponding advanced training at the Institute for Advanced Training in General Practitioners (IhF).
He emphasized the importance of VERAH for the practices: highly motivated and good Trained employees are valuable relief for the family doctor, patients can always find competent contact person at VERAH. As an interface between family doctor, hospital and care, VERAH is an enrichment for every practice team, according to Weigeldt.
The VERAH training is primarily aimed at medical assistants with professional experience in family doctor's practice. It comprises curriculum of 200 hours. This includes, among other things, on-site training and one-week internship in healthcare facility. The IhF developed the training together with the.