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Developing the Role of the Nursing Associate

Wednesday 16 October 2019
The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham

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On the 28th January 2019 the first Nursing Associates become the latest addition to the health and care workforce in England. The register is now open to the new profession, with around 1,800 nursing associates expected to qualify over the course of the next few months.

“Today is a landmark moment, and I’m delighted to welcome the first nursing associates on to our register. The high standards that we set will ensure that this new profession plays a vital role in supporting registered nurses, promoting health and wellbeing and improving safety and the quality of care in England in the years to come.” Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Executive, Nursing and Midwifery Council 28th January 2019

This conference will update delegates on developing the role of the Nursing Associate– understanding the elements of this new role, and how the role 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 the developing role, regulation of the role, 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, community and mental health. 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” NMC October 2018

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
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