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Practice Placement Manager helps to shape the future of nurse education

A Trust Practice Placement Manager has been chosen to help write the new Nursing Education Framework for the United Kingdom, after being acknowledged by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a ‘Subject Matter Expert’.

Sean Hare, who has been working within the nursing profession for the last 32 years, is currently working closely with the NMC on the new framework, which will be responsible for shaping the future qualified nursing workforce nationally over the next 10 years and beyond.  He is the only practice based professional currently working within this particular aspect and offering his expertise and knowledge.

Sharing the news with his colleagues, Sean said: “This is an incredible honour, and I am humbled to be able to help shape the future of nursing and nursing education.”

It is widely recognised that the health and care landscape is rapidly changing, and that the nursing workforce needs to be fit for the future. Therefore, the next education model needs to be sufficiently future-proofed, to be able to produce confident and competent graduates, who are not only critical thinkers and leaders, but who are also able to work safely across a variety of settings whilst embracing the values set out in the NMC Code.”

Joyce Fletcher, Interim Executive Director of Nursing for the Trust, said she was thrilled that Sean had been so highly recognised by the NMC.

"This is truly a wonderful achievement and Sean should be very proud," said Joyce.

“Sean is already a highly regarded leader within his role at our organisation, but to be recognised at a national level is really fantastic. I want to say on behalf of everyone at the Trust – congratulations and well done!”

The NMC, who set standards for nursing and midwifery education in the United Kingdom is aiming to hold a full public consultation on the draft education framework in Spring of 2017.