The Council of Deans of Health has welcomed Raising the Bar, the report of the Shape of Caring review, which sets out recommendations for the future of nursing and care assistant education and training.
Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Chair of the Council, representing all UK university faculties engaged in education and research for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions, said:
‘This is a significant opportunity for the nursing profession to chart its own course. The implementation of some of these recommendations will transform nursing practice.’
‘We particularly welcome the challenge to bring forward a wider skillset into initial education, the support for structured preceptorship and ongoing education and the clear recognition of the links between high quality education, research and patient care.’
Professor Corner added:
‘A number of recommendations, particularly those with implications for the NMC, will need further discussion across the whole of the UK. We look forward to engaging with this debate and exploring the implications for other professions.’
Notes to editors:
- The Council of Deans of Health is the voice of the deans and heads of UK university faculties for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions. For further information: councilofdeans.org.uk.
- For more information on this press release, please call 07805 873882 or contact Jonathan Eames, Project and Communications Officer, Council of Deans of Health, Eames@cod-health.ac.uk
- The Council of Deans has published a briefing and an initial response to the Shape of Caring Report’s 34 recommendations, available here.