NATH is supporting the Primary Care Networks (PCN) to understand how the new roles will be embeded across Nottingham & Nottinghamshire ICS (integrated care system). As the local Training Hub, NATH will support future workforce planning as one of their core functions.
In total there are 15 new roles and information about them is developing all the time. They include
Click on each of the headings to read some basic information about the new roles and what each is expected to do. In the coming months, NATH will be developing the information on this page with details of the education and training pathways, sample job descriptions (as they become available) and links to work in Nottingham & Nottinghamshire which is progressing the role out of this new workforce.
CASE STUDY - Trainee Nursing Associate
1. Your tasks on daily basis:
Review appointments including observations and phlebotomy, ECGs, wound care, urinalysis, immunisations, NHS Health Check appointments and follow up, health promotion, escalating care, providing support for our registered carers.
2. One difference you have made working in this role:
Being able to provide more comprehensive support to the patients I care for whether that be through escalating concerns to a GP or signposting to services to address the wider determinants of health.
3. What do you enjoy about your role?
I enjoy gaining valuable experience during my placements within the four fields of nursing -mental health, learning disabilities, adult and paediatrics. I like the fact that I can care for patients in a more holistic manner and being able to learn and work at the same time!
4. What challenges do you found working in this role?
The transition from HCA to TNA has been difficult for the team to adapt to as I have been in my previous role for several years. Being the first Nursing AssociateI have had to fly the flag for my role and break down barriers, however I have enjoyed helping people to understand where my role fits into a general practice setting.
Your Future Nurses Infographic
This version reflects the updated routes into the profession and the increased number of nurses registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Following the introduction of the nursing degree apprenticeship, the nursing associate role and initiatives such as the return to practice there are now more options than ever available to develop registered nurses within the workforce as well as the traditional university route.
Starting from January 2021, a blended nursing degree combining digital and traditional elements of learning will be available and help to attract those who may previously have had barriers to a nursing career.
With so many different routes available, this can create a confusing picture and so they have created this infographic to help employers make the most of the new and established routes into nursing.
You can learn more about each of the different routes and good practice, from the NHS Employers' web page.