NHS Employers has produced a new and exciting interactive guide for employers. It provides support and guidance for those exploring the potential of the new nursing associate role within their organisation.

What is a nursing associate?

Introduced to bridge the skills gap between healthcare support workers and registered nurses, nursing associates can help build the capacity of the nursing workforce to deliver hands-on patient care to people of all ages, in a variety of health and social care settings.
The role will be regulated in England by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and qualified nursing associates can apply to join the register from 28 January 2019.

What’s in the employer guide to nursing associates?

Whether looking to develop or deploy nursing associates the guide contains a wide range of information including;

What nursing associates can do

  • Things to consider when introducing the role
  • Establishing a training programme
  • Deployment and employment.

Where can I view the employer guide to nursing associates?

View the guide here: www.nhsemployers.org/nursingassociates

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Get in touch

If you’d like to provide feedback about the guide please contact NHS Employers directly at workforcesupply@nhsemployers.org

The team would welcome hearing from you!