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Has HEE got the balance between generic and specialist training right?

Changes to the make-up of nursing education warrant more debate
Nurse training

Health Education England’s (HEE) long awaited response to the Shape of Caring review report Raising the Bar leaves unanswered questions over the future of children’s nurse training, but also room for debate.

Health Education England’s report raises questions on children’s nurse training. Picture: Alamy

The new report accepts all 34 recommendations to overhaul nurse education and training made in Lord Willis’ review, commissioned in the wake of the Mid Staffordshire scandal.

Raising the Bar focuses on developing a robust, generic and flexible nursing workforce. However, when it was published in March 2015, there were concerns over how children’s nursing fitted into this ambition.

2+1+1 system

The main area of contention for the UK Committee on Children’s and Young People’s Nursing was the


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