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The CNO Commission on Widening Participation in Nursing and Midwifery Education and Careers

The CNO Commission on Widening Participation in Nursing and Midwifery Education and Careers

Thursday, December 7, 2017

ISBN: 9781788514606

As part of a wider suite of work to ensure that we have a sustainable and suitable workforce that will continue to meet the needs of Scotland’s population well into the future, Professor Fiona McQueen, the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) commissioned Professor Paul Martin CBE - Depute Principal and Depute Vice Chancellor of University of the West of Scotland - to chair a review of routes into the nursing and midwifery professions. The Commission’s Final Report was launched on 7 December.

Executive Summary

Professor Martin led a working group comprising stakeholders including representatives from; Further and Higher Education, NHS Scotland employers, professional bodies, trade unions, student support, the independent sector and government, as well as nursing and midwifery students themselves to ensure immediate input to discussions from those actually experiencing the current system. The group worked through a broad range of complex issues in order to identify, not just barriers to participation, but also current good practice and opportunities for potential synergies.

This Final Report of the Commission sets out key observations and recommendations around maximising the opportunities available for participation in education and careers for all those who would aspire to these professions, whatever their background or experience.