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The legal and policy issues for a PCT in England to have a nurse at board level and consideration of board nurse competencies

16 April 2010
This paper sets out a summary of the legal and policy issues including; i) - the legal requirements for a PCT to have a nurse at board level; ii) - the policy requirements for a PCT to have a nurse at board level; iii) - the core competencies for a nurse at PCT board level.

The RCN may want to consider its role in the national design of the core competencies for the nurse at Board level. It may be useful to assess whether the RCN would require different core competencies depending on whether the RCN would require different core competencies depending on whether the Board nurse had either a commissioning or a provider remit.

The RCN may also want to consider a fully developed set of criteria for the role of the nurse at Board level, or separately, the manner in which nursing is influential at Board level (these may or may not amount to the same thing)

If you have any comments or wish to contribute further, please email policy.international@rcn.org.uk