Technical papers

Pre-registration nurse education: Overview of themes from literature 2010-12 (PDF 84KB) Pre-registration nurse education: A brief history (PDF 76KB) The audit burden on providers of health and social care (PDF 49kb) Mentoring and pre-registration nurse education (PDF 66kb) Preceptorship and pre-registration nurse education (PDF 71kb) Leadership and pre-registration nurse education (PDF 69kb)

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Schedule of visits and events

The Commission is keen to hear from anyone with an interest in nursing education and Lord Willis is engaged in a programme of UK visits. All visits undertaken by Lord willis have been organised by commission panel members and with one exception are being hosted  by the panel members themselves. 6 July 2012, Dundee University On this visit Lord Willis met nursing students, practice education facilitators, lecturers and representatives from NHS health boards and Nurse Education Scotland. 16 July 2012, Huddersfield University This visit in the busy graduation week was an opportunity for Lord Willis to meet patients, carers and lecturers. He visited …

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Final recommendations

The Willis Commission has now published its full report into the future of nursing education. View the full report here (1,105kb) View the executive summary here (PDF 708kb) View the executive summary here in Welsh (PDF 612kb) See the key findings from the report below. Patient centred care should be at the heart of all pre-registration nursing education and continuing professional development. There were no shortcomings found in nursing education that could be directly responsible for poor standards of care or a decline in care standards. Nurses and their organisations must stand up to be counted on the challenge of …

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News

Press release, published 25 April 2012 (PDF 91kb). ‘Lord Willis of Knaresborough to chair Education Commission’ RCN Congress open event on the Willis Commission, Harrogate, 16 May 2012 (PDF 39kb). Press release, published 9 August 2012 (PDF 56kb). ‘Graduate nurses are not a barrier to high quality care’.

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Evidence

The deadline for submitting evidence has now passed. Submitted evidence Written evidence submission summary (PDF 71kb) Oral evidence themes (PDF 247kb) Alison Cobb, Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer at MIND, the Mental Health charity; Donna Venetico, Learning Disabilities Nurse and Clinical Educator at the Children’s Trust; Amy Bowen, Director of Service Development at the MS Trust; and Vicki Matthews, Specialist Nurse Advisor for the MS Trust. 12 June 2012 (PDF 178kb). Dr Peter Nightingale, Consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care at South Manchester Wythenshawe Hospital. 12 June 2012 (PDF 98kb). Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of …

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Willis Commission on Nursing Education biographies

Lord Willis of Knaresborough (Chair) After his retirement from the House of Commons in May 2010, Phil Willis was made Lord Willis of Knaresborough, and has been an active Member of the House of Lords ever since. He currently serves on the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology and contributed to numerous debates on the Health and Social Care Act, where he focused largely on the absence of provision for medical research in the legislation. He lists ‘health’ as one of his key political interests. Phil Willis joined the Liberal Party in 1985 and was elected to …

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