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Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

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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”.

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.


'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

'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.

A model to support staff in raising their concerns

A model to support staff in raising their concerns Subscription Required

Raising concerns is an essential part of improving practice, as the Francis Freedom to Speak Up review indicated last week. Escal8 sets out steps to deal with these issues.

Ministers propose mandatory English language checks for nurses

Nurses from the European Union may soon be required to take a test proving they are suitably equipped to speak English before working in the NHS.

Nursing Times cover 25 June 2014

NMC publishes revised code of conduct

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.

Claudine Wetherall: 'Protect the 'nurse' title to boost the status of the profession'

'Practice learning is the responsibility of everyone'

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.

Man holding paper towards the viewer

Government pushes ahead with plans that may see NMC fee rise

Legislative changes being introduced by the government have sparked fears of another fee rise from the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Chesterfield dementia assessment nurses

New system of checks on nurses will raise standards, says NMC chief

The implementation of a new system of checks on nurses, called revalidation, will raise standards in the profession, the chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has claimed.

Sharing stories helps nurses learn by seeing care from a different perspective

Using patient storytelling in nurse education Subscription Required

Patient stories can offer students opportunities to gain insight into how care affects their patients’ experiences, and to reflect and learn from this.

Nursing and midwifery regulator calls for supervision to be removed from its legislation

Nursing and midwifery regulator calls for supervision to be removed from its legislation

Statutory supervision should no longer be a part of The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s legal framework, agreed the regulator’s council today.

Jenni Middleton

'At last chiefs are held responsible for actions'

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.



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