Nursing Associates in Primary Care

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This is another episode in the series looking at all of the different roles that exist within primary care. Lisa and Sara speak to Heidi West who is a nursing associate as well as an apprenticeship facilitator for nursing associates, and Marina Khan who is a trainee nursing associate.

They discuss what a nursing associate is and how they differ from health care assistants and nurses. They also cover what the training consists of, and the day job and remit of a nursing associate. The discussion ends with some quick fire questions around supervision, opportunities for further professional development and registration requirements.

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