Content Pack - Nursing Associate Regulation Consultation
NMC seeks views on regulating new nursing profession
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) – which regulates nurses and midwives - has launched a consultation seeking views on its proposed approach to the regulation of nursing associates. This new nursing support role, created to bridge the gap between health and care assistants and registered nurses, will work across all health and social care settings.
As part of its proposals, the regulator has outlined the skills and knowledge that nursing associates will need to join the register and deliver first class care. The NMC has also set out how it expects the existing Code - with a new introduction - to apply to nursing associates as well as nurses and midwives, ensuring that the same high standards of professional behaviour and conduct will apply to everyone on its register.