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Developing the Role of the Nursing Associate

Wed, 4 Dec 2024

Virtual, Online

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This conference will update delegates on developing the role of the Nursing Associate – understanding the elements of the role, and how the role is being delivered in practice. Through national updates, case studies from the Nursing Associate original initiator sites, e-posters, 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 develop and support the role in your service. With the first Nursing Associates now having gone through revalidation the conference will also focus on preparing for revalidation.

Case studies will look at experiences in acute trusts, end of life care and care homes. The conference will also discuss implementing the Guidance on Medicines Management and the Nursing Associate and the NMC Standards of Proficiency for Nurse Associates including a case study focusing on expanding practice through Drug and IV Administration by Nursing Associates in practice.

“Since joining to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register in 2019, 5,500 nursing associates are working in the NHS as it marks the fifth-year anniversary of the first cohort joining the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register.”

NHS England, January 2024

“Nursing associates stand shoulder to shoulder with other health and care professionals in England, offering vital support to registered nurses and providing essential care for people who use services. Just like nurses and midwives, they follow our professional Code, and study and practise in line with our standards of proficiency for nursing associates, ensuring people receive the safe, effective and kind care they have the right to expect. People are at the heart of everything nursing associates do. They listen and communicate with people and their families and carers to understand their health needs, working with them and the wider team to support any decisions about their care.”

Sam Foster, Executive Director for Professional Practice, Nursing and Midwifery Council June 2023

“Nursing associates do a fantastic job supporting patients and freeing up registered nurse to focus on more complex care…. These roles will play a central part of the NHS’s Long Term Workforce Plan which will expand the number of nursing associate training places to 10,500 by 2031/32.”

Andrew Stephenson, Health Minister, January 2024

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

  • Understand how the role has changed and developed

  • Explore additional competencies and how local policies and governance can support NAs to undertake additional procedures

  • Reflect on national developments including NMC Regulation & Revalidation, the Guidance on Medicines Management and the Nursing Associate and the Standards of Proficiency for Nurse Associates

  • Ensure safety and develop effective governance and accountability

  • Learn from a case study who have supported nursing associates to undertake Drug and IV Administration

  • Improve the way Nursing Associates are introduced and supported

  • Learn from the lived experience of Registered Nursing Associates

  • Learn from case studies

  • Understand how you can improve competence and compliance with national NMC standards

  • Identify key strategies for medicines management

  • Understand how to support nursing associates in your service

  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

This conference is suitable for both senior nurses introducing and supporting the role, as well as registered and student Nursing Associates developing in the role. 

Chair and Speakers include:

Wendy Fowler

Nursing Education Adviser
Nursing & Midwifery Council

Jacqueline Chang

Assistant Professor
Coventry University

Lyndsay Murden

Senior Workforce Lead - Nursing, Midwifery and AHP
Workforce, Training and Education Directorate
NHS England - North East and Yorkshire Region

Ali Richards

Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care
University of Cumbria

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Sarah Jane for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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