In early 2017, Health Education England (HEE) commissioned Traverse to conduct an independent evaluation of the two-year Nursing Associate test site programme of Nursing Associates which began in January 2017.
The introduction of Nursing Associates across England aims to create a significant shift within the nursing and care workforce. The new role is a bridging one between healthcare support workers and graduate registered nurses, and aims to:
• support the career progression of care assistants;
• increase the supply of nurses; and
• enable nurses to undertake more advanced roles.
Phase 1 report is available from the Health Education England website.