The CNO Commission on Widening Participation in Nursing and Midwifery Education and Careers

Chief Nursing Officer Commission

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


Professor Paul Martin CBE (UWS) led a working group comprising stakeholders including representatives from; Further and Higher Education, NHS Scotland employers, professional bodies, trade unions, student support, the independent sector and government, as well as nursing and midwifery students themselves to ensure immediate input to discussions from those actually experiencing the current system. The group worked through a broad range of complex issues in order to identify, not just barriers to participation, but also current good practice and opportunities for potential synergies.

This Final Report of the Commission sets out key observations and recommendations around maximising the opportunities available for participation in education and careers for all those who would aspire to these professions, whatever their background or experience.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherThe Scottish Government
Commissioning bodyChief Nursing Officer, Scottish Government
Number of pages78
ISBN (Electronic)9781788514606
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2017



  • Widening Participation
  • Nursing and Midwifery education

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