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NMC seeks nurse or midwife to join council

The nursing regulator is inviting applications from registered nurses and midwives to fill a vacancy on its ruling council.

Survey: Nurses report slight improvement in ability to raise concerns

There has been a slight improvement in nurses’ perceptions of their ability to raise concerns about patient safety and care at their organisation over the past year.

NMC warns of further fee rise if charges introduced by super-regulator

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has warned it would be forced to increase its member registration fees again if changes are made to funding for the regulatory body that oversees its work.

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NMC rubber stamps new code of conduct for nurses and midwives

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has approved a new professional code for its registrants, which it says will tackle behavioural issues as well as building on existing standards around practice.

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Unregistered nurse may have worked at Scottish care home

An unregistered nurse is reported to have worked as a deputy manager at a Scottish care home, which was the focus of an investigation in 2012.

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Fitness to practise cases should consider 'public confidence'

The impact of a nurse’s actions on “public confidence” should be a factor considered in fitness to practise cases in future, under proposals likely to be passed by parliament.

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Eight midwives face NMC action over Morecambe Bay deaths

Eight midwives who worked for a foundation trust at the centre of an inquiry into infant and maternal deaths could face disciplinary action.

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Draft candour guidance falls short on anti-bullying rules, claim campaigners

New guidance that demands doctors and nurses are open about their mistakes does not include an explicit warning against staff obstructing or bullying their colleagues, sparking concern from campaigners.

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More children's nurses needed to reverse child mortality rate

The UK needs to train many more children’s nurses if it is to reverse the “worrying” state of child health, according to a leading academic and expert in paediatric nursing.

Revalidation prep ‘must start now’ to avoid nurses dropping off register

Nurse managers have been urged to start preparing for revalidation now in order to avoid staff being refused renewal of their registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in 2016.

Critics blast NMC for senior team's 'extravagant' pay rise

Nursing and Midwifery Council staff received a 2.3% pay increase last year, with the chief executive’s annual salary rising to £153,365, the regulator’s annual accounts have revealed.

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Exclusive: Nurse cleared by NMC highlights 'shame' of being suspended

A bank nurse who was referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council for misconduct and later cleared says her life and 30-year career have been left in tatters.

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NMC announces further pilot sites to help test new revalidation system

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced the names of more organisations that will be assisting it next spring to test the system and processes underpinning the forthcoming system of competency checks known as revalidation.

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Context vital in fitness to practise cases, says Robert Francis

The Nursing and Midwifery Council should consider the wider context that nurses are working within when assessing their fitness to practise, according to Robert Francis QC.

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