Joanne Stokes – Maria Mallaband Care Group Limited – Social Care

How it started, how did you get into being a TNA/NA? My story is nothing out of the ordinary, I have worked all my adult life within social care (since the age of 15 actually) in 1986 health care wasn’t as personalised as it is now, no person-centred care and at times very institutionalised for

Caroline Marshall – The Whittington Hospital – Secondary / Community Care

The best thing in my nursing associate journey has been meeting and getting feedback from my patients on the care I’ve given them.

Photo of Tracy Eves, trainee nursing associate, in uniform

Tracy Eves, Meadow House Nursing Home – Social Care

Trainee nursing associate Tracy talks about her experience on the apprenticeship at Meadow House Nursing Home in Swaffham during the COVID-19 pandemic. She tells us how this experience has taught her resilience and the importance of communication.

Gordon Smith – University of Manchester NHS Foundation Trust – Acute Medical Unit

I have learned a wealth of knowledge and skills during my training as a TNA and continue to do so as a Nursing Associate in my current post within Acute Medicine.

Eniola Adedeji – Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust –  Community Care

Eniola found out about the nursing associate role through her employer and started my training as part of the pilot programme.