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London Universities had started to work on the development of a unified document for Nursing Associates with Kathy Wilson as Chair. Health Education England expressed a desire to develop a national Nursing Associate Document for England. This work was led by Kathy Wilson and Jane Fish, London, with input from other PLPLG members and collaboration from England AEIs representatives and their practice partners. The document has been validated by the NMC.
The Nursing Associate Document builds on the work of PLPAD 2.0 and meets the NMC Standards of proficiency for nursing associates (2018). Nursing Associate programmes vary widely with many being employer led. Therefore HEIs have the flexibility within the OAR Part B to outline their approach to protected learning time, end point assessment and how tripartite is implemented for their HEI.
Guide to using the PAD
Pan London Practice Assessment Document 2.0
The Pan London Practice Assessment Document 2.0 has been developed by the PLPLG in collaboration with practice partners, mentors, academic staff, students and service users across the London region. PLPAD 2.0 has been developed for student nurse in all fields of practice: adult, child, mental health and learning disability nursing.
PLPAD 2.0 meets the standards and proficiencies of the NMC’s Future Nurse (2018) to enable the nurse to deliver person-centred safe, effective and compassionate care and be fit for practice and fit for purpose at the point of registration and ultimately to safeguard the patients/service users and protect the public.
Health Education England London have provided funding to support the the development of PLPAD 2.0
PLPAD 2.0 Part 1
PLPAD 2.0 Part 2
Guide to using PLPAD 2.0
The purpose of the guide is to provide guidance for the completion of the Pan London Practice Assessment Document (PAD) 2.0. General guidelines are provided for each element within the PAD. This guidance should be read alongside specific instructions that may apply to individual Universities.