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The Willis Commission

The Willis Commission on Nursing Education has gathered evidence on the best methods of delivering pre-registration nursing education in the UK and how efficient the current education system is; in particular, looking at the balance between workplace and classroom learning.

People are now living longer, but not necessarily healthier, lives and as a result require more complex care. The aim of the project was to ensure that we are able to provide a nursing workforce fit for future health and social care services in the UK and to highlight areas that may require attention and further research.

The Commission considered the following question:

What essential features of pre-registration nursing education in the UK, and what types of support for newly registered practitioners, are needed to create and maintain a workforce of competent, compassionate nurses fit to deliver future health and social care services?

Visit the recommendations page to view the full report and recommendations.

To contact us regarding the Willis Commission, please email
education.commission@rcn.org.uk