Role of a Nursing Associate in Primary Care

The role of a Nursing Associate (NA) in primary care is a busy and varied one.

As an NA, your responsibilities will include:

  • undertaking clinical tasks such as cannulation, venepuncture and ECGs

  • supporting individuals, their families, and carers

  • performing and recording clinical observations – for example blood pressure, temperature, respirations and pulse

You will also:

  • discuss and share information with registered nurses and GP on a patientscondition, behaviour, activity and responses
  • ensure the privacy, dignity and safety of individuals is maintained at all times
  • recognise issues relating to safeguarding vulnerable children and adults