NMC agrees to provide expert input into development of nursing associate role

29 June 2016

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) comments on the development of the new nursing associate role.

“Following a request from the Department of Health and Health Education England (HEE), the NMC’s Council has agreed to provide expert input into the development of the nursing associate role. 

“While responses to HEE’s recent consultation on the introduction of the new role showed strong support for nursing associates to be regulated, there is still some way to go in bringing definition to the role before a decision on regulation can be made. At this point, there has been no decision made on regulation. 

“The NMC looks forward to contributing to the further development of this new role.”



Notes for editors

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2.    The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the independent professional regulator for nurses and midwives in the UK. We exist to protect the public. We do this by maintaining the register of qualified nurses and midwives and setting standards of education, training, conduct and performance. We make sure that nurses and midwives keep their skills and knowledge up to date through a regular revalidation process. If concerns are raised about the standards of a registered nurse or midwife, we have a duty to investigate and, where necessary, take action to protect the public.