This workplan was approved at the meeting of the Future Nurse and Midwife programme board held on 12 September 2018 (and subsequently been updated as the work progresses) that outlines the workstreams, accountable officers and deliverables associated with a "Once for Scotland" approach. Please note: this will be regularly updated.
Please find below information (posted here as it becomes available) on activities and progress related to some of the deliverables within the workplan.
1.1 Review evidence and guidance to identify skills and knowledge required by practice supervisors, practice assessors and academic assessors to support undergraduate and postgraduate nurse and midwife learners.
A literature search was carried out to identify 'What evidence has been published on the preparation of mentors for the supervision and assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the health professions?’. The associated report and the summary of references can be found here:
1.2 Review evidence, current preparation practices and ongoing support mechanisms to identify best practice to underpin preparation of new roles.
A literature search was carried out to identify 'What is the current evidence on nursing and midwifery mentorship - selection, preparation, CPD, and student assessment and support?' The search process and a spread sheet of the identified literature and associated abstracts can be found here:
1.3 Scope resources currently available to support preparation of new roles.
The scoping report associated with this deliverable can be accessed here:
1.4 Scope equivalency against regulatory requirements and preparation of other health and care registrants in their role of supervising and assessing students and identify their preparation needs.
The mapping exercise associated with this deliverable can be accessed here:
1.5 Develop transitional arrangements for supervision and assessment in practice areas.
Five virtual meetings were held and recorded between October 2018 and March 2019 to engage with stakeholders to discuss Scotland's approach to the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards for student supervision and assessment (SSSA) as part of the Future Nurse and Midwife programme board workplan.
The sessions provided an opportunity to scope current good practice and ensure all stakeholders were able to contribute to the development of national principles for Scotland in implementing and transitioning these standards.
Session 1 (The first 9 minutes gives an overview of the Future Nurse and Midwife Programme Board workplan and then discussions follow)
Session 2 (The first 18 minutes gives an overview of the progress of the Future Nurse and Midwife Programme Board workplan and the discussions with stakeholders commences at 18.47)
1.5.1 Develop a practice learning handbook for practice supervisors.
1.6 Develop a national framework for identification, preparation and ongoing professional development of practice supervisors, practice assessors and academic assessors in Scotland.
1.7 Develop a refreshed career and development pathway for practice education, aligned with transforming roles model.
This deliverable is commencing with a national 'listening event' for all of Scotland's practice education and care home facilitators on Monday 26th August 2019. A summary of the event will be available shortly after this date.
2.4 Scope NM range of practice learning experiences and placement capacity across Scotland with an implementation plan of findings/recommendations.
The report below and executive summary outline the key findings associated with workstream Outcome 2 of the Scottish Future Nurse and Midwife workplan, “A quality practice learning environment with robust data sets to enhance the undergraduate and post graduate learner experience and to inform capacity requirements for placements, supervisors and assessors”, specifically related to section 2.4 “Scoping nursing and midwifery range of practice learning experiences and practice learning capacity across Scotland with an implementation plan of findings/recommendations”. The findings presented, conclusions drawn, and the recommendations offered, reflect the pilot work undertaken in two NHS Boards to support the implementation of the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (NMC 2018a). Scoping activities were undertaken between January and April 2019.
A national working group will now take forward the recommendations from the report.