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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tighter requirements for overseas nurses, midwives, dentists and pharmacists working in the NHS to speak English to a good standard could be introduced, under government plans being put out to consultation.
The number of overseas nurses and midwives registering to work in the UK has grown by nearly 50% in the past year, latest figures have revealed.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced the first organisations that will help it test out the new system of checks on fitness to practice that are set to be introduced under revalidation.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has said it will monitor the impact of its decision to increase the annual registration fee from £100 to £120, which unions have warned could persuade tens of thousands of staff to leave the profession.
Speaking out about mistakes should be “ingrained” in the training of student nurses and doctors, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council and the General Medical Council have begun a consultation on draft guidance designed to support doctors, nurses and midwives to be open about mistakes.
A group of regulators, including the Nursing and Midwifery Council, have called on every healthcare professional to tell patients when something has gone wrong with treatment or care.
The entire board of the Channel Island’s health department have resigned following the death of a baby that called into question the quality of midwife supervision on Guernsey.
Unions have today criticised the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s decision to increase the annual registration fees for nurses and midwives from £100 to £120.