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UK’s first Nursing Associates graduate

The UK’s first ever registered Nursing Associates were amongst almost 1000 students who graduated from the University of Lincoln in January. 

The university is one of a number of training providers across the UK supporting the introduction of Nursing Associates – a new support role that will sit alongside existing healthcare support workers and fully-qualified registered nurses to deliver hands-on care for patients. The role is designed to address a skills gap between health and care assistants and registered nurses, and it also provides a progression route into graduate level nursing. The newly qualified Nursing Associates are trained to work with people of all ages and in a variety of settings in health and social care. They will become new members of the nursing team, supporting registered nurses and enabling them to focus on more complex clinical duties.

The Beeches care home rated as outstanding

A Norfolk care home with an “exceptionally high standard of care” has been praised by the CQC and rated as ‘outstanding’ overall following a visit in July. In the report inspectors said residents at The Beeches, in East Harling, spoke of “exceptionally compassionate, kind and gracious staff that went the extra mile to care for people they knew especially well”. The staff and management were also praised on the “robust adherence to good practice guidelines” with “effective systems in place meant that risks were well managed and mitigated”. The care home, which is owned and operated by Black Swan Care Group, can house up to 44 residents and supports people with the early stages of dementia.