1,000th Nursing associate joins the NMC register

  • StaffAid
  • July 1, 2019

More than 1,000 nursing associates have joined the NMC register since January. The role, designed to bridge the gap between healthcare assistants and registered nurses was announced by the Government in 2016, developed by Health Education England (HEE) and is now regulated by the NMC. The Nursing and Midwifery Council claims the role has proved popular with people wanting to further their career and as an alternative route to become a registered nurse. In March, HEE said it intended to spend an additional £42 million this year on increasing the number of nursing associates, aiming to train 45,000 by 2027.