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.