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Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

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'We must all be confident using evidence to shape our practice'

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Reflecting on the term “evidence-based” can fill nurses with dread.

Exclusive: Private firms aim to cash in on revalidation 'sign offs'

Private organisations are lining up to offer nurses revalidation “sign off” services for a fee when the new system of competency checks comes into effect next year, Nursing Times has learnt.

Jenni Middleton

'Everyone can reap the rewards of revalidation'

The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s new system of revalidation is likely to be introduced in April 2016.

'Expensive' and 'incoherent' healthcare regulation needs 'radical overhaul'

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.

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

London trust’s chief nurse appointed as senior NMC advisor

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust chief nurse Dame Eileen Sills has been appointed as a senior professional advisor to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


NMC to explore nurse education reform recommendations

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is to look into the possibility of implementing recommendations from a recent wide-ranging review of nurse education, which included the suggestion that undergraduates should spend more time on general training before specialising.

Sharing stories helps nurses learn by seeing care from a different perspective

Revalidation pilots reveal need for more clarity in some areas

Feedback from the revalidation pilots showed the Nursing and Midwifery Council needs to simplify its guidance for nurses and midwives and raise awareness of revalidation within primary care, social care and the independent sector.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust

Regulatory system for midwives to be reformed

A new regulatory system for midwives is to be introduced, after statutory supervision was branded “ineffective” in the wake of the care failings at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

Computer data

Revalidation model 'inadequate for significant number of nurses'

The proposed revalidation system for nurses and midwives is currently “inadequate” for a “significant portion” of registrants that do not have the same levels of employer support as others, according to nurses.

Older woman and younger woman, nurse, smiling at each other

Employers and social care ‘lacking awareness’ on revalidation

Employers and social care settings are to be targeted more closely in the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s campaign to drive awareness around revalidation.

Signing paper

Revalidation risks 'must be assessed before decision to launch'

Members of the UK nursing regulator’s council have highlighted a number of risks that could arise from revalidation and have called for an assessment of their potential impact.

Jenni Middeton

'Jeremy Hunt’s speech downplayed nurses'

Secretary of state for health Jeremy Hunt said in his speech last week that he wanted to make the health service “more human-centred and less system-centred”.

Bruce Keogh

Nursing code of conduct judged to be 'fit for purpose'

The professional codes for nurses and doctors are fit for purpose – but further work should be done to provide incentives to ensure all staff are more open, the medical director of NHS England has reported.

NMC issues employers with guide on nurse revalidation

Employers are not obliged to provide specific revalidation support for nurses and midwives, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council, but the regulator has suggested ways that trusts can offer assistance to registrants.



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