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Community-based services for children, young people and families provided by Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Hospitals Trust have been rated “outstanding” overall.
The chief executive of the nursing regulator has said fitness to practise referrals are expected to increase in number after revalidation is introduced in April, but that in the long term it is hoped they will reduce.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is making “excellent” progress in improving the way it handles fitness to practise cases, despite criticism from the body overseeing its work, says its chief executive.
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.
The have been improvements “across the board” in midwifery supervision and pre-registration nursing education in Guernsey, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
A shortage of children’s nurses and lack of mandatory training for emergency department nursing staff in general have been identified by inspectors, following a visit to North Devon District Hospital.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council will be undertaking a planned return visit to Guernsey in order to assess progress made since it identified serious failings in midwifery there 12 months ago.
Nursing Times can confirm that the Department of Health has rowed back from plans to delay nurse revalidation in England, in light of the negative response from the profession’s leaders.
The Department of Health has rowed back from plans to delay nurse revalidation in England, in light of the negative response from the profession’s leaders, Nursing Times can reveal.
Senior nurses have hit out at government plans that could potentially delay the full introduction of revalidation in England by two years, labelling it a “travesty” and claiming the move would have an “incredibly negative” impact on the workforce, leaving staff “completely confused”.