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Developing the role of the Nursing Associate: Fourth National Conference

Monday 28 January 2019
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

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“Nursing Associates will become an essential part of the care and nursing workforce” Health Education England 2018

“The nursing associate role will bridge the gap between registered nurses and healthcare assistants. It will also provide a pathway to becoming a registered nurse for those nursing associates who want to further their career.” NMC September 2018

“In just a few short months we’ll welcome the first qualified nursing associates into the workforce in England…It’s clear from what we’ve seen and heard that trainee nursing associates are appreciated by those they’re caring for, and that the nurses they are working alongside recognise the potential of the role now and in the future.” Geraldine Walters, Director of Education and Standards at the NMC September 2018

“NMC publish final standards and supporting material for nursing associates… This will apply to all nurses, midwives and nursing associates from 10 October… We will welcome the first qualified nursing associates on to our register in January 2019.” NMC 10th October 2018

There are 35 test sites across England. Initially 11 test sites were recruited, followed by a further 24 test sites, who are known in the programme as ‘fast followers’. Across the 35 test sites, there are approximately 2,000 TNAs” HEE September 2018

This conference will update delegates on the Nursing Associate role –understanding the elements of this new role, and how the role will be delivered in practice. Through national updates, case studies from the Nursing Associate test sites, and perspectives from Nursing Associate Trainees the conference will look at the developing role, regulation of the role, accountability, competence and how you can prepare for the introduction of the role in your service. Case studies will look at experiences in acute trusts, community trusts and general practice. The conference will also discuss implementing the 2018 Guidance on Medicines Management and the Nursing Associate and  the new 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” NMC October 2018

A limited number of free places will be offered to trainee nursing associates, and discounts are available for staff from the lead test sites.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to implement the Nursing Associate role
  • Learn from outstanding practice in  training and supporting Nursing Associates
  • Reflect on national developments including NMC Regulation, the 2018 Guidance on Medicines Management and the Nursing Associate and  the new October 2018 Standards of Proficiency for Nurse Associates
  • Improve the way Nursing Associates are introduced and supported
  • Learn from case studies in acute care, community care and primary care
  • Understand how you can improve competence and compliance with national NMC standardsIdentify 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

100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleague


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