NHS Employers responds to nursing associate regulation consultation

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NHS Employers has submitted a response to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s consultation on the regulation of the nursing associate role.

Our response highlights:

  • the appetite of the service to make best use of this new role in a range of care settings, providing a supportive regulatory approach is taken
  • broad support for most of the proposals set out in the consultation
  • the significant concerns employers have shared regarding the proposed supernumerary status of TNA and the impact this will have on scale up of the role
  • an alternative proposal to supernumerary status, which would provide the TNA with high quality learning experiences.

Take a look at our response on our website.

We expect the results of this consultation to be shared in September 2018. Find out more about the nursing associate role in our dedicated webpages.

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