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Updated nursing code of conduct comes into effect today

The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s revised code of conduct has come into force this month.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Nurse pleads guilty to sexually assaulting unconscious patients

A nurse has been convicted of a series of rape and sex offences while working in the accident and emergency department at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Pound coin

Regulator 'forced' to increase fees in response to funding change

Operating department practitioners and a range of other healthcare professions face having to pay higher registration fees, potentially paving the way for a similar move for nurses and midwives.

Exclusive: Health visitor training hit by target-driven concerns

The government’s ambitious target for recruiting more health visitors has driven the training and mentor system close to breaking point, practice teachers have warned.


Prison nurse struck off over alleged attempt to steal maracas

A community mental health nurse has been struck off after allegedly attempting to smuggle a tambourine and maracas used for the treatment of patients out of a high security prison in his rucksack.

District community nurse home visit carer

Shake-up of current model of nurse training specialisms needed, says Willis

Community nursing should be explored as a specialist branch of undergraduate courses, according to a major review of nurse education, which also suggests all students should spend two years receiving general training on both physical and mental health before specialising.

Bill Kirkup

Morecambe midwives became 'victims' of 'closed' culture, warns Kirkup

Midwives who failed to raise concerns at Furness General Hospital let both themselves and families down and became “victims” of the “closed” culture that they had helped to create, the chair of an inquiry into the trust has told Nursing Times.

Jeremy Hunt

Hunt sets out 'immediate actions' in response to Morecambe Bay

The government will initiate an overhaul of midwife supervision and has called for the nursing code to be reviewed to ensure staff are encouraged to reveal concerns rather than “cover them up”.


'The purpose of fitness to practise is to protect the public by maintaining the integrity of the professional register'

Joint letter from the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the professional bodies/trade unions about the importance of engaging early with the fitness to practise process


Review identifies vital need to find out why student nurses drop out

An “urgent” assessment of the reasons student nurses leave their undergraduate degrees is required to stop NHS education funding from being wasted, according to the chair of a major review of nurse training.

healthcare workers

Exclusive: HCAs to be offered faster nursing degree courses

A renewed focus on fast-track nurse degree training for healthcare assistants is to be introduced by Health Education England, following a major review of education and training due out this week.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust

Morecambe Bay chief exec vows to make further midwife checks

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust is prepared to further scrutinise midwives to check whether they were competent to deliver safe care in recent years, its chief executive has told Nursing Times

Protocols needed to 'ensure staff tell truth to investigators', says Kirkup

National standards need be drawn up for incident reporting in maternity settings, according to the investigation into care failings at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust.

'A month for honest reflection and action'

Can you hear that? It’s the collective intake of breath of the healthcare world before March hits us.