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The Nursing Associate Role

Emma Westcott, NMCEmma Westcott, NMC

News and updates from today's conference looking at the role of the Nursing Associate. 

The Nursing Associate Role: National Update 
Sam Donohue
, Senior Nurse Manager, Health Education England
The first Nursing Associates will qualify in December 2018 with registration opening on 28th January 2019. Sam looked at trends and experiences so far from the 45 test sites saying there has been 86% retention.  She said going forward we need to look at deployment not just in secondary care but across health and social care. Safe staffing guidance is due out from NHS Improvement at the beginning of October which will provide guiding principles. HEE has also been working with the CQC to ensure inspectors understand the role.

Regulation of the Nursing Associate Role
Emma Westcott
, Assistant Director, Strategy and Insight, Nursing and Midwifery Council
There is one code of conduct for all nursing and midwifery professions, each nurse or midwife lives up to those standards with their role. 

The Nursing Associate Curriculum
Julia Gale, Head of Schol of Nursing/Associate Dean (Quality), Kingston University & SGUL 
Download the Nursing Associate Curriculum
Pre-Conference Abstract
Developing a new curriculum to meet workforce needs for health and the caring professions is seen by many universities as everyday business.

Developing a programme to deliver a new role – and recruit students to it - within a deadline of two months would be seen by most as a real challenge.

Combine that with the requirement to include six large NHS hospital Trusts to agree exactly what the new programme would look like, may lead you to ask the question, how on earth is this possible?

This presentation reflects on the experience of the development of a Foundation Degree programme for the new Nursing Associate role, as part of Health Education England’s (HEE) first wave test pilot site by staff at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.

This reflective account explains what the South West London Partnership needed to know to fully meet the requirements set out in HEE Nursing Associate National Curriculum Framework (2016). It describes the journey taken in the co-production of the curriculum framework and design principles for a work based learning programme that met the needs of a wide range of stakeholders. The journey identifies what worked well, what took members of the South West London Partnership by surprise and what lessons were learnt which could benefit others developing a programme for trainee Nursing Associates.

Full PowerPoint Presentation

Future Events:

Ward Manager Summit
Monday 15 October 2018 
De Vere W1 Conference Centre, London

Nurse Clinics 2018
Monday 19 November 
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

IV Therapy Summit: Improving quality and safety including effective IV Therapy at home (OPAT)
Friday 23 November 2018 
De Vere W1 Conference Centre, London

Deteriorating Patient Summit
Friday 23 November 2018 
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Effective Nurse Prescribing in End of Life Care
Wednesday 5 December 2018 
The Studio Conference Centre, Manchester

Pressure Ulcers Monitoring, Reporting & Improvement: Implementing the 2018 NHS Improvement Recommendations
Thursday 6 December 
The Studio Conference Centre, Manchester





















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24 September 2018


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