Category list : Fitness to Practise
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Weaknesses in evidence gathering, inadequacies in case handling and deficiencies in evaluation have been identified by an audit of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s performance.
Convicted murderer Victorino Chua has been struck off the nursing register by a fitness to practise panel, pending appeal.
Revamped draft guidelines on revalidation have been released, which include additional information about how the Nursing and Midwifery Council will verify registrants’ portfolios of evidence.
Three nurses have been struck off the Nursing and Midwifery Council register for poor care which in some cases led to patient deaths at a nursing home in south Wales.
Fitness to practise hearings against five midwives from the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust have been delayed because of legal action by their defence lawyers, Nursing Times’ sister title HSJ has learned.
Healthcare regulation in the UK is “incoherent”, “expensive” and requires a “radical overhaul” according to a review by the body which oversees the work of organisations including the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has improved its performance overall, but is still missing targets requiring it to maintain an accurate register and ensure registrants are continually fit to practise.
The first of a number of midwives facing fitness to practise cases in relation to baby deaths at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has been struck off.
NMC seeks 50 registrants to sit on FtP panelsSubscription
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has launched a bid to recruit 50 additional nurses and midwives to sit on its fitness to practise panels.
A complex network of partnerships between higher education institutions and healthcare personnel ensures that student nurses are placed with appropriately qualified mentors in approved clinical learning environments during the practical component of their course.