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A new nursing associate role that bridges the gap between healthcare assistants and registered nurses has been confirmed, after the consultation findings were published today.
Interim findings from a review of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s set of standards for pre-registration education have indicated they are no longer fit for purpose and need updating.
A “virtual faculty” that sets national standards and competencies required for specialist nurse roles is to be looked into by England’s workforce planning body.
Children and young people’s nursing is “more than just a speciality” of the profession and could require a “radical” change to the way the role is trained, national workforce body Health Education England has been told.
Employers must recognise the alternative career needs of different generations of nurses and midwives to improve workplace retention rates, according to a report.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is to look into the possibility of implementing recommendations from a recent wide-ranging review of nurse education, which included the suggestion that undergraduates should spend more time on general training before specialising.
The introduction of a new senior healthcare assistant role that could be formally introduced at Agenda for Change band 3 should be investigated by England’s national workforce planning body, according to major education and training review of care workers and nurses.
An electronic portfolio of competencies achieved by healthcare assistants and signed off by registered staff should be introduced to “raise the bar” in standards, a national review of care and nursing education has recommended.
An “urgent” assessment of the reasons student nurses leave their undergraduate degrees is required to stop NHS education funding from being wasted, according to the chair of a major review of nurse training.