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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Consultation: HEE seeks views on new nursing support role

Written by The Editorial Team
Health Education England (HEE) is inviting healthcare employers, nurses, care assistants, health commissioners and other stakeholders to take part in a consultation on the design of a new nursing support role.

Health Minister Ben Gummer, who announced the plan to create a new nursing support role in December, said: “Provisionally called nursing associates, they will work alongside healthcare support workers and fully qualified nurses focusing on patient care.

“The role, which could also be a new route for those wishing to become a registered nurse, has been recommended by nursing leaders and other healthcare professionals. The new addition to the care workforce will help bridge the gap between healthcare support workers, who have a care certificate, and registered nurses.”

To find out more about the new nursing support role and to take part in the consultation, please visit Health Education England’s consultation page.