Regulation of Nursing Associates in England

Closes 26 Dec 2017

Opened 16 Oct 2017

Overview

The Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 is the NMC’s governing legislation that sets out its powers and duties. Amendments need to be made to the Nursing and Midwifery Order to provide the NMC with the necessary legal powers to effectively regulate the nursing associate profession.  It is intended that the key aspects and regulatory functions of the legislation will apply to the nursing associate profession in the same way as for nurses and midwives. In amending the legislation, the regulatory framework for nursing associates will be broadly similar to that of nurses and midwives, except where it is necessary to accommodate specific differences in the nursing associate profession. 

If you have additional comments, or disagree with a policy position that we have proposed, we have given you the opportunity to tell us why you disagree with our policy proposal and provide us with any alternative solutions which you may recommend. 

 

Why We Are Consulting

This consultation seeks further evidence to make an assessment about the impact of the policy. The final assessments of the impact of the regulation of nursing associates will be published with the Government’s formal response to this consultation.

The Government has made a decision that statutory professional regulation is a necessary and proportionate requirement for this important new role. We are not therefore seeking views on whether the nursing associate role should be regulated, but we are seeking views about how nursing associates should be regulated.

Give Us Your Views

Audiences

  • Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Healthcare scientists
  • Regulatory body
  • Members of the public
  • Patients
  • Patients

Interests

  • Public health
  • Health protection
  • Patient safety
  • Education
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Training
  • Regulation