NHS Improvement has produced draft guidance on safe staffing management for nursing associates. Employers are invited to submit feedback on the draft document by Wednesday 12 December 2018.
NHS Improvement intends to publish this guidance as an appendix to the set of safe staffing resources already available. This is to provide healthcare professionals and others with the tools to ensure they can safely and effectively integrate the nursing associate role into hospital and community care settings.
The resource has been drafted with input from senior nurses, clinicians, workforce colleagues and regulatory and government organisations including the Department of Health and Social Care and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
To view the staff staffing draft document and the consultation please visit the NHS Improvement website.
Have your say on the draft guidance
If you would like to share your thoughts with NHS Employers, please email Robyn.Swain@nhsemployers.org by Monday 3rd December 2018. Alternatively, you can submit your individual responses directly to NHS Improvement by Wednesday 12 December 2018.
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Take a look at the infographic below exploring the different routes into nursing for employers. Until recently, the routes to developing registered nurses within the workforce have been limited, with the university degree being the main way to train this group of staff.
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Health Education England (HEE) has launched a series of films for overseas nurses and their trainers to help support transition and integration into UK practice.
The new resource consists of several training videos aimed at familiarising overseas nurses to UK clinical environments, and to offer some insights and orientation to simulation based clinical scenarios. The resource is intended to be a support at the point of registration and is not a guide to passing the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) exam as part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council part 2 test of competence. It does however offer tips and signpost to references that may be beneficial in preparing for the OSCE exam.
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