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NCF publishes paper: contribution of nurses to adult social care

18 May 2016

NCF publishes new discussion paper: Stimulating debate on the distinctive contribution of nurses to adult social care

In September 2015, NCF signed a joint letter calling for immediate action to recognise the importance of the nursing profession in social care. 

There are currently around 50,000 Nurses working in Adult Social Care, each making a distinct contribution to the quality of care and quality of life of people using services. They provide care in a range of care settings to people who live with multiple complex conditions.

This publication, which has been produced in collaboration with Skills for Care and is supported by the Department of Health, acknowledges the national shortage of registered nurses and expresses the view that too few make the choice to work in adult social care settings.  

Sharon Blackburn CBE RGN RMN, Policy and Communications Director of the National Care Forum said:

“Adult Social Care provides numerous opportunities for nurses to work in a relational way to achieve outcomes that are meaningful to people using services. Nurses in Adult Social Care  are vital if people are to receive services tailored to their wishes and needs.. Their contribution is essential in supporting the NHS deliver an integrated service.”  

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