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Start of new system of checks on nurses put back by three months

The new system for checking nurse’s competencies every three years is to be launched several months later than planned in order to provide more preparation time for the first wave of nurses going through the process.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

NMC due to hear case against first Morecambe Bay midwife

The first of eight midwives accused of misconduct related to poor care and deaths at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust will appear before a misconduct hearing next week.

Call for ‘revalidation to be funded by government, not nurses’

Employers should be allocated funds to pay for the forthcoming new system of checks on nurse competencies in order to stop registrants from being charged through increased registration fees instead, union members have said.

Whistle

Legal protection for whistleblowing extended to student nurses

Student nurses and midwives now have the same level of legal protection as registered staff if they are mistreated or dismissed as a result of raising concerns, following changes to legislation that came into effect this week.

Plymouth University

Nurse training policy should 'consider part-funding of CPD by NMC'

The Nursing and Midwifery Council should be considered as a potential source for funding the training of qualified nurses in the future, rather than relying “exclusively” on employers to pay for ongoing learning, according to a research body.

NMC appoints two nursing academics as new council members

The Privy Council has appointed two new council members to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Updated nursing code of conduct comes into effect today

The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s revised code of conduct has come into force this month.

Pound coin

Regulator 'forced' to increase fees in response to funding change

Operating department practitioners and a range of other healthcare professions face having to pay higher registration fees, potentially paving the way for a similar move for nurses and midwives.

NMC

Prison nurse struck off over alleged attempt to steal maracas

A community mental health nurse has been struck off after allegedly attempting to smuggle a tambourine and maracas used for the treatment of patients out of a high security prison in his rucksack.

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Warning from NMC in new social media guidance

Nurses could risk their registration if they act in an unprofessional or unlawful way online, new guidance on the use of social media has warned.

Houses of Parliament

MPs criticise NMC for 'ignoring nurses' in debate on fee rise

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has been accused by politicians of “completely ignoring” the views of hard-pressed nurses and midwives in its decision to increase registration fees.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Nurse pleads guilty to sexually assaulting unconscious patients

A nurse has been convicted of a series of rape and sex offences while working in the accident and emergency department at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Exclusive: Health visitor training hit by target-driven concerns

The government’s ambitious target for recruiting more health visitors has driven the training and mentor system close to breaking point, practice teachers have warned.

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Review identifies vital need to find out why student nurses drop out

An “urgent” assessment of the reasons student nurses leave their undergraduate degrees is required to stop NHS education funding from being wasted, according to the chair of a major review of nurse training.

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