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The benefits of PNA’s are summarised by Petit et al (2015) and intend to 

  • ​Facilitates professional resilience
  • Supports provision of high quality care
  • Identifies areas for improvement
  • Develops the advocacy role of nurses
  • Underpins strategies to develop and invest in nurses
  • Provides flexibility for local implementation
  • Supports revalidation
  • Improves sickness and absence rates
  • Improve individual well being
  • Decreases stress and reduce burnout
  • Increases enjoyment in work and job satisfaction
  • Increases retention and staff feel valued
  • Improves working relationships and team dynamics
  • Enhances management of work life balance

In 2019, as seen in the NHS Long Term Plan, NHSE recognised the need to role out a programme throughout the NHS to tackle nursing staff retention, including within Primary Care – as nursing levels were falling and nurses’ wellbeing was suffering. Since the Global Pandemic which started in 2020 NHS Reset, showed that stress, anxiety, fear and burnout amongst healthcare professionals had increased resulting in the further demand for supportive measures towards our colleagues’ restoration and recovery needs.

The PNA will use the A-EQUIP model to deliver RCS to nurses to support a continuous improvement process that aims to build on the personal and professional clinical leadership of nurses (including student nurses on placements and nurse associates), enhance the quality of care for patients, and support preparedness for appraisal and professional revalidation. The restorative function has been shown to positively impact emotional wellbeing, resilience and mental health, as well as decreasing chances of burnout, staff sickness and nurses leaving the profession.

If you are interested in training to be a Professional Nurse Advocate please contact: Clare Rogers:  or Georgina Callard:

If you would like to book yourself in for an appointment with your local PNA please email

A short piece of training on E-LFH platform which just takes 20mins and is very informative. Good for those seriously considering the course:

E-LFH Training

Important link from NHSE:

PNA Description

  pdf Download a Poster for Restorative Clinical Supervision (497 KB)