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Empowering nurses to feel valued

Professional nurse advocates talk to Kathy Oxtoby about their role and the benefits it can bring to nurses
The new training can be used to address feelings of burnout in the primary care nursing workforce (Image: Adobe Stock)

Nurses working in primary care and in the community are facing workforce shortages, and an increasing workload. These pressures can have consequences for their health and wellbeing.

NHS England’s staff survey results released in 2023, revealed that 50.3% report having felt unwell because of work-related stress in the last 12 months, while two-fifths (39.7%) of staff report they feel burnt out because of their work.

The role of the professional nurse advocate (PNA) has been created for nurses to help other nurses.

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The professional nurse advocate (PNA) programme — a masters level training programme — was launched in March 2021 across England. The programme is funded by NHS England and is part of the Chief Nursing Officer, Dame Ruth May’s vision and strategy for nursing.

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