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NMC has made 'substantial improvements', says report

The nursing regulator has made “substantial improvements” two years on from a damning review that concluded the organisation had lost its way, says a new report.

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MPs back change in law on midwifery supervision

Statutory supervision for midwives, which has been in place for more than 100 years, is no longer necessary, an influential committee of MPs has claimed.

'I've got the hump with the NMC'

'I've got the hump with the NMC'

‘I’ve got the hump with the Nursing and Midwifery Council’

World

NMC defends robustness of new tests for overseas nurses

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has defended a new system for the registration of overseas nurses, following claims it could put patients at risk.

World

NMC reveals new checks for overseas nurses from outside EU

Nurses and midwives who completed their training outside Europe are to face new assessments of their eligibility to work in the UK, it has been announced.

'Aim of documentation should be to assist with patient care'

'Aim of documentation should be to assist with patient care' Subscription Required

Recently I spent three days attending my trust’s mandatory and statutory training on topics covering a range of issues from manual handling and basic life support, to Datix reporting.

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NMC to bring in fee payment by instalments 'as soon as it can'

The nursing regulator has launched a consultation today that proposes rule changes that would enable nurses and midwives to pay their £100 annual registration fee in instalments.

Shape of Caring Review

Nurses asked to participate in major review of education and training

A major review of nurse education and training in England has officially launched a call for evidence to help inform its final recommendations.

Shape of Caring Review

'We want to see that our caring workforce has the right skills'

With another healthcare review under way, Shaun Lintern talks to its chair Lord Willis to find out its aims and clarify how it will differ from others recently carried out.

Sustaining and assuring the quality of student nurse mentorship: what are the challenges?

Sustaining and assuring the quality of student nurse mentorship: what are the challenges?

Providing mentorship to student nurses is the cornerstone of the Nursing and Midwifery Council education standards (NMC, 2008), which ensure nurses are fit for practice at the point of registration.

Formal warning for senior nurse who failed to report drug error

A senior nurse at a nursing home where a frail elderly woman died following a medication mix-up has been given a formal warning.

NMC fee rise plans 'may hit staff retention', warn unions

Increasing the registration fee could damage efforts to retain highly skilled nursing staff to the NHS at a time when the service is facing a major staffing shortage, unions have warned.

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NMC to discuss allowing registrants to pay fee in instalments

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is likely to take a major step next week towards giving nurses and midwives the option of paying the annual £100 registration fee in instalments.

Nurse education and training review launches bid for evidence

Lord Willis, chair of a major new review into nursing education and training, is to embark on a tour of the country to gather evidence.

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