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There are now more than a 1000 people registered as qualified Nursing Associates, 7,000 students have begun training since the role was agreed in January 2017, and Health Education England aims to more than double that and recruit a further 7,500 in 2019 as the programme continues to expand.
“Nursing associates have a crucial and unique role to play in delivering the NHS Long Term Plan by providing excellent, safe care to people and patients, and allowing nurses to focus on more specialised areas of treatment."
This conference will update delegates on developing the role of the Nursing Associate – understanding the elements of this new role, and how it is being delivered in practice. Through national updates, case studies from the Nursing Associate test sites, and perspectives from Nursing Associates the conference will look at regulation, accountability, support and practice development, competence and how you can prepare for the introduction of the role in your service. Case studies will look at experiences in acute trusts and community care. The conference will also discuss implementing the 2018 Guidance on Medicines Management and the Nursing Associate and the October 2018 Standards of Proficiency for Nurse Associates.
“The standards of proficiency presented here represent the standards of knowledge and skills that a nursing associate will need to meet in order to be considered by the NMC as capable of safe and effective nursing associate practice. These standards have been designed to apply across all health and care settings”
This conference will enable you to:
- Network with colleagues who are implementing and developing the Nursing Associate role
- Learn from outstanding practice in training and supporting Nursing Associates
- Reflect on national developments including NMC Regulation & Revalidation, the 2018 Guidance on Medicines Management and the Nursing Associate and the new October 2018 Standards of Proficiency for Nurse Associates
- Ensure safety and develop effective governance and accountability
- Improve the way Nursing Associates are introduced and supported
- Learn from case studies in acute care, community care and mental health
- Understand how you can improve competence and compliance with national NMC standards
- Identify key strategies for medicines management
- Understand how non test sites can prepare for the adoption of the role
- Self assess and reflect on your own practice
- Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence