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The nursing regulator is inviting applications from registered nurses and midwives to fill a vacancy on its ruling council.
There has been a slight improvement in nurses’ perceptions of their ability to raise concerns about patient safety and care at their organisation over the past year.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has warned it would be forced to increase its member registration fees again if changes are made to funding for the regulatory body that oversees its work.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has approved a new professional code for its registrants, which it says will tackle behavioural issues as well as building on existing standards around practice.
An unregistered nurse is reported to have worked as a deputy manager at a Scottish care home, which was the focus of an investigation in 2012.
The impact of a nurse’s actions on “public confidence” should be a factor considered in fitness to practise cases in future, under proposals likely to be passed by parliament.
Eight midwives who worked for a foundation trust at the centre of an inquiry into infant and maternal deaths could face disciplinary action.
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 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.
Nurse managers have been urged to start preparing for revalidation now in order to avoid staff being refused renewal of their registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in 2016.
Nursing and Midwifery Council staff received a 2.3% pay increase last year, with the chief executive’s annual salary rising to £153,365, the regulator’s annual accounts have revealed.
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.
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 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.