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The current system of midwifery regulation and supervision should be separated in the wake of care failings at Furness Hospital, according to the health service ombudsman.
A High Court judge has granted a last minute injunction to stop former Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust chief nurse Jan Harry from leaving the Nursing and Midwifery Council register.
The Professional Standards Authority is to review the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s handling of alleged misconduct cases relating to Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust staff.
“Well-off mothers really are ‘too posh to push’,” the Mail Online reports after an Irish study found that mothers who use private healthcare services had twice the odds of having a planned caesarean section as women using state-funded care.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s decision to caution former Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust chief nurse Jan Harry is being challenged in the High Court on the grounds it is “unduly lenient”.
The numbers of nurses actively choosing to leave the profession has jumped 26% since the coalition government came into power, Nursing Times can reveal.
A midwife has been given a three year caution order after leaving a four-day-old baby face down in a stationery cupboard.
Two midwives responsible for a sick woman’s four-day-old baby lay the child on its stomach and left it in a stationery cupboard, a tribunal has heard.
A former chief nurse at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital has received a five year caution, after being found guilty of exposing patients to danger.
Nurses are to be required by their code of conduct to report “near misses” that could have led to patient harm and will also be required to tell patients when errors have occurred, however minor.
An increasing number of nurses are allowing their registrations to lapse each year, at a time when the NHS is struggling with a shortage of qualified staff, an investigation by Nursing Times has found.
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Directors of nursing who fail to ensure their hospitals have adequate numbers of nurses could find themselves facing fitness to practise panels, the Nursing and Midwifery Council has warned.
A former chief nurse at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital has been found guilty of exposing patients to danger by a fitness to practise panel.