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Prioritise people, practise effectively, preserve safety and promote professionalism are the four “statements” of the revised Nursing and Midwifery Council code of conduct, which is published today.
Statutory supervision should no longer be a part of The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s legal framework, agreed the regulator’s council today.
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus wrote that the only constant in our world is change. This idea applies to the current state of pre-registration nursing, which is once again undergoing review.
A group of whistleblowers and patient safety campaigners have raised concerns about 20 NHS trust leaders under the fit and proper person’s test, which was introduced last October.
Provisional standards for the forthcoming system of competency checks that will allow nurses and midwives to renew their registration every three years have been released by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
A former nursing director has been struck off the Nursing and Midwifery Council register after the regulator found she had failed to ensure vulnerable residents at a “deteriorating” care home were safeguarded from potential harm.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has met a performance target for getting cases to a hearing within six months of being referred from the investigating committee.
The nursing regulator is inviting applications from registered nurses and midwives to fill a vacancy on its ruling council.
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.
Midwives should no longer be investigated by supervisors, according to a recommendation from a major independent review looking at how to improve regulation of midwifery.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is considering the removal of time limits for the completion of education programmes for students.
Elinor Smith has resigned from her position with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the regulator has announced.
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 approved a new professional code for its registrants, which it says will tackle behavioural issues as well as building on existing standards around practice.