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The NMC is not failing and the planned fee rise could be worse, insists its chief executive Jackie Smith, who tells Shaun Lintern the regulator needs more time and money.
Around 70% of nurses and midwives are missing out on over £170 a year in tax relief on their annual registration fee, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
A major review of pre- and post-registration training for nurses and midwives in England is to be carried out to improve standards of patient care, Nursing Times can reveal.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is to be granted new powers by the government to allow it to re-open closed fitness to practise cases, Nursing Times has been told by the regulator’s chief executive and registrar.
Regulators will be able to strike off or discipline nurses, doctors and other health workers who cannot communicate clearly in English, under plans announced this week.
Nursing and Midwifery Council leaders have agreed to go ahead with a consultation on a possible registration fee increase.
Nursing and Midwifery Council leaders are widely expected to agree to go ahead with a consultation on a possible registration fee increase this week.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced that Jon Billings will be its new director of strategy.
Work on proposals and a consultation for another increase in the annual registration fee is continuing, despite early objections from nurses, according to the Department of Health.
The nursing regulator’s effectiveness has been called into question by a damning report that concluded it failed to properly investigate 17 former nurses at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.
A care home matron who showed her underwear to staff and took a sex toy into work has been cleared to continue practising.
A matron accused of intimidating staff and talking about her sex life in front of colleagues was a “brilliant” nurse, who was “very loving and protective” towards the elderly residents at the care home where she worked, a disciplinary hearing has been told.
Professor Judith Ellis has announced her intention to step down as a member of the nursing regulator’s ruling council on 30 June.
Plans for new apprenticeships to fast-track healthcare assistants into nursing must not be used as a way to dilute the graduate-level profession nurses have worked towards for many years, say nursing leaders.