Are children’s needs being overlooked in NHS policies?
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Are children’s needs being overlooked in NHS policies?

Annette Dearmun Associate lecturer, Oxford_Brookes University, nursing consultant, Oxford

Annette Dearmun asks if opportunities are being lost with plans for nursing associates and efforts to reduce delayed discharges

Nursing associate, as a new role, was created in response to the Shape of Caring review of 2015. The aim of the review was to improve healthcare following the Stafford Hospital care failures. The role was announced earlier this year.

Nursing Children and Young People. 30, 4,14-15. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.30.4.14.s11

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