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Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Exclusive: Nurse cleared by NMC highlights 'shame' of being suspended

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.

Workforce

Draft candour guidance falls short on anti-bullying rules, claim campaigners

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.

Chesterfield dementia assessment nurses

NMC announces further pilot sites to help test new revalidation system

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.

Child in hospital

More children's nurses needed to reverse child mortality rate

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.

Robert Francis QC

Context vital in fitness to practise cases, says Robert Francis

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.

World

Minister proposes tighter language checks for European NHS staff

Tighter requirements for overseas nurses, midwives, dentists and pharmacists working in the NHS to speak English to a good standard could be introduced, under government plans being put out to consultation.

Overseas nurse recruitment 'jumps nearly 50% in a year'

The number of overseas nurses and midwives registering to work in the UK has grown by nearly 50% in the past year, latest figures have revealed.

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

NMC reveals first pilot sites for nurse revalidation

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced the first organisations that will help it test out the new system of checks on fitness to practice that are set to be introduced under revalidation.

NMC pledges to monitor impact of fee rise on size of nursing workforce

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has said it will monitor the impact of its decision to increase the annual registration fee from £100 to £120, which unions have warned could persuade tens of thousands of staff to leave the profession.

Jeremy Hunt

Student nurses need duty to speak out ‘ingrained’ in training, says Hunt

Speaking out about mistakes should be “ingrained” in the training of student nurses and doctors, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.

Surgeons hand reaching for scalpel

Nurses asked for views on new duty of candour guidelines

The Nursing and Midwifery Council and the General Medical Council have begun a consultation on draft guidance designed to support doctors, nurses and midwives to be open about mistakes.

NMC calls on nurses to 'put honesty at the heart of healthcare'

A group of regulators, including the Nursing and Midwifery Council, have called on every healthcare professional to tell patients when something has gone wrong with treatment or care.

Channel Islands

Guernsey health leaders resign over midwifery concerns

The entire board of the Channel Island’s health department have resigned following the death of a baby that called into question the quality of midwife supervision on Guernsey.

Nursing unions describe fee increase as ‘disappointing’

Unions have today criticised the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s decision to increase the annual registration fees for nurses and midwives from £100 to £120.

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