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Looking less united

James Buchan Professor in the faculty of health and social sciences, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

England is the only country in the UK to consider introducing the new role of nursing associate

Are nursing associates a good idea or not? The UK-wide Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has published draft standards for this new role, but acknowledged that it is only being considered in England. The NMC standards of proficiency for nursing associates say: ‘At the current time, there are no plans for a regulated role at this level in the devolved administrations of the UK.’

Nursing Standard. 32, 13, 30-30. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.13.30.s21

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