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Francis response: 'Bespoke' training in older people's nursing

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The government has continued to reject the creation of a registered older person’s nurse as called for in the Francis report.

The response released today states that it feels there are better ways of improving care for older people.

The government has asked Health Education England to review the content of pre-registration nurse education to make sure that student nurses are properly prepared to care for older people.

And the response outlines the development of a “bespoke older persons nurse post-graduate qualification training programme”.

Nurses who have completed this training programme and can demonstrate expertise in working with older people will be offered the opportunity to join an Older Persons Nurse Fellowship programme.  

This post-graduate programme will be offered from September 2014.

The government’s full response to the Francis report into care failings at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust was published today.

In its response report – Hard Truths: the journey to putting patients first – the government has accepted 281 of the 290 recommendations made by the Francis report in February.  

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