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News and updates from today's Nursing Associate conference

Prof Lisa Bayliss-Pratt speaksProf Lisa Bayliss-Pratt speaks

Conference chair: Anne-Maria Newham Director of Nursing AHPs and Quality Lincolnshire Partnership FT

Following the chairs introductions, Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt Director of Nursing and Deputy Director of Education and Quality Health Education England, opens the conference looking at: 'The Nursing Associate Role' covering: 
• the role of the Nursing Associate
• enhancing the quality of personalised care, strengthening the support available to registered nursing staff and reducing the reliance and dependency on RNs to  undertake elements of care that others can be trained to understand and do
 • elements and limitations of the role
 • moving forward: learning from the first and second wave test sites

Lisa comments: "£3000 per trainee per year - Part of the apprentiship rules" 
"How do we get consistency with the role? - Making sure they're getting time to learn"
"You only get out what you put in"
"We need 5000 Nuring Associates by Dec this year."
"The role is here to stay and will be a significant part of the Nursing workforce"
"We must make sure the NA's are fit for the register and have what they need"

Continuing the morning is Jackie Smith Chief Executive and Registrar Nursing and Midwifery Council who discusses the 'Regulation of the Nursing Associate Role' and focuses on:
• regulation of the Nursing Associate Role
• will Nursing Associates need to revalidate?
• accountability for the role
• how will the role be regulated in practice 


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