Nursing Associate Support Team
The Nursing Associate Support Team consists of a Project Manager, Clinical Tutors and Practice Facilitators. They work closely with local universities to support pre-registration Nursing Associates who are undergoing training and education on sites across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
Telephone number: 01905 681336
Service hours: Monday – Friday 0900 - 1600
Location: Learning and Development, Kings Court 1, Charles Hastings Way, WR5 1JR
Team Lead: Ally Middleton
A nursing associate is a new member of the nursing team in England. This role is designed to help bridge the gap between health and care assistants and registered nurses. Nursing associate is a stand-alone role that will also provide a progression route into graduate level nursing. Nursing associates work with people of all ages and in a variety of settings in health and social care. The role will contribute to the core work of nursing, freeing up registered nurses to focus on more complex clinical care.
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust has been part of the national pilot of this role and is now leading continued development of NAs in the Herefordshire and Worcestershire STP. The support team go into a range of clinical areas providing support and guidance to the learners and supervisors/assessors.
Student Nursing Associates can be from a range of local Universities. Students are a mixture of apprentices – employed by the Trust, or Direct Entry – experiencing a practice learning placement in a range of clinical and healthcare settings across our organisation.
Student nursing associates are supported in practice by a Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor. They also complete academic study at University and on completion of the two year programme will be awarded a Foundation Degree in Science. There are a range of supportive roles that can be accessed if learners or assessors require any guidance.
More information can be found here on the NMC website