New NMC standards

Nursing, Midwifery and Nursing Associate

Dear all, you will be aware the NMC has now released their revised standards. You may also be aware that within these documents are the NMC Standards for the Nursing Associate. You can find the below documents in the resources section of this website:

  • Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates
  • Practice environment case studies for Nursing Associates – this contains case studies to help advise on practice placements and the variety of experience required by Nursing Associates
  • Protected learning time in practice NAs – this provides clarity on protected learning time for Nursing Associates, guidance on supernumerary and 20% off job learning requirements (dependent on funding route for delivery) and details about governance and monitoring.

If this is of interest, please see the other posting on the Trailblazer Group revisions to the Nursing Associate Apprenticeship Standard.


Written by

Sally Garbett


16, October 2018


About the Author

Sally Garbett

Sally Garbett

Education and Apprenticeship associate, St Christopher's Hospice

Sally Garbett is the Apprenticeship lead and Vocational Programmes Manager at St Christopher’s where her role is to manage and develop apprenticeships and the vocational education and qualifications offered to external and internal staff. Sally has been involved in Apprenticeships since 1995 and most recently in the development of the healthcare standards, including the Nursing Associate role. Prior to working for St Christopher’s Sally was a freelance consultant and has over twenty five years' experience in qualification development, regulatory activities and delivery. She is also a licensed and qualified user of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to develop teams and individuals.

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