Protecting students' supernumerary status

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Shepherd P, Uren C (2014) Protecting students' supernumerary status Nursing Times; 110: 20, 18-20.

Supernumerary status for students is a Nursing and Midwifery Council requirement yet there are reports of this being compromised. This paper discusses the value of supernumerary status and the need for a collaborative understanding of its purpose in protecting students and patients.

•This article has been double-blind peer reviewed

Patients and students can be adversely affected if students' supernumerary status is not protected. Staff can use checklists to document and report how it is being applied

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