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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.

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.

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.

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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NMC releases draft guidance and standards for revalidation

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.

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Nurse director struck off for failing to safeguard care home residents

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.

NMC meets key fitness to practise performance target

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.

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NMC seeks nurse or midwife to join council

The nursing regulator is inviting applications from registered nurses and midwives to fill a vacancy on its ruling council.

NMC warns of further fee rise if charges introduced by super-regulator

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.


Major review of midwife regulation recommends removal of statutory supervision

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.


NMC proposes dropping time limits for completing nurse training

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is considering the removal of time limits for the completion of education programmes for students.

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Scottish nurse quits role on NMC council

Elinor Smith has resigned from her position with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the regulator has announced.  

Survey: Nurses report slight improvement in ability to raise concerns

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.

Nursing Times cover 25 June 2014

NMC rubber stamps new code of conduct for nurses and midwives

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.



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