Nursing Associate: Bridges the gap between health & care assistants and registered nurses. A stand-alone role that provides a career pathway into graduate level nursing.

A role designed to develop the nursing workforce that can work across all nurse led settings.


Assistant Practitioners: Bridges the gap between healthcare assistant/ support worker and registered professions. A non-occupational specific role deployed across multi-professional settings. Provides a career pathway into a range of registered graduate professional roles such as a nurse, dietitian, physiotherapist, healthcare science practitioner, occupational therapist, psychological wellbeing practitioner.

A role with a flexible mix of skills that can work with a range of registered practitioners across health & care in multi-professional settings


For more information go to NHS Employers ‘Developing your Support Workforce’.