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Nursing ethics and law

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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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‘Serious cracks’ in mental health detention causing avoidable deaths

Psychiatric hospitals should have a legal obligation to publish investigations into the deaths of detained mental health patients, according to a human rights investigation, which has found “serious cracks” in the detention system.

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Joint investigation launched into deaths at Berkshire nursing home

Thames Valley Police has launched a joint investigation with the Health and Safety Executive, the Care Quality Commission and Bracknell Forest Council following two unexplained deaths.

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Legal duty for nurses to report female genital mutilation unveiled

All regulated health and social care professionals will in the future be legally required to report “known” cases of female genital mutilation in children under the age of 18, according to government proposals.

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Francis calls for stronger legal protection for whistleblowers

Ministers should extend the legal protection for NHS staff who raise whistleblowing concerns through a system to also help those out of work find new jobs in the service, the Francis review has said.

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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.

'We need to use assessments wisely, not hide behind them'

'We need to use assessments wisely, not hide behind them' Subscription Required

I admitted a frail older patient to the ward last week and began the daunting task of completing all the paperwork.

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Draft law on 'public confidence' consideration in fitness to practise progresses

New legislation intended to ensure nursing directors and other senior healthcare professionals are held to account for care failings under their watch is one step closer to being passed.

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Former nursing director referred to CQC under new ‘fit and proper’ regulations

A former nursing director is among the first senior NHS managers to be referred to the Care Quality Commission under new “fit and proper person” regulations, Nursing Times has learned.

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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