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Developing the Role of the Nursing Associate

The Nursing Associate Role: Regulation and Standards

David Melia 
Director of Nursing and Quality 
The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

  • regulation of the Nursing Associate Role
  • developing the nursing associate standards
  • delegation and accountability implications

The role of the nursing associate is governed by nursing and midwifery council code on professional standards. Our roles are in enshrined in law. The code talks of 4 main principles;

  • Prioritise people
  • Practise effectively
  • Preserve safety
  • Promote professionalism and trust

The NA role is a new profession and is accountable for their practice. It is a registry profession in its own right.

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