Opinion, analysis and debate
Nurses and other frontline medical staff do a tremendous job of looking after those in need in the aftermath of a major incident, such as a traffic accident, fire or even a terrorist attack.
The four UK chief nursing officers (CNOs) for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and the Nursing and Midwifery Council have produced a framework, Enabling Professionalism, to support nurses and midwives across the UK to reflect on their practice and demonstrate how they are the hallmark of excellence in nursing and midwifery.
In April, the House of Commons health select committee stated: “The government’s plan for our post-Brexit future should both ensure that health and social care providers can retain and recruit the brightest and best from all parts of the globe, and that the value of the contribution of lower-paid health and social care workers is recognised.”
In a world where technology is changing at an exceptional rate and the landscape of the health and social care system is constantly developing, the Nursing and Midwifery Council faces a great challenge in preparing nurses and midwives for practice in 2030 and beyond.
A letter to NHS HR directors has revealed it would be possible for the rules on joining the UK register for overseas nurses and midwives to be changed pretty quickly.
Jackie Smith thinks we need to agree on the real purpose of regulation and achieve meaningful reform, while Peter Carter says regulation will never be an alternative to effective performance management
After a long gestation, the NMC revalidation process has been launched
The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s decision to go full steam ahead with revalidation, despite England not stating it is ready for implementation, is a brave one.
'A misdirected media frenzy over killer nurse'Subscription
There has been a focus on nurse revalidation in the last week following the conviction of Stepping Hill Hospital nurse Victorino Chua for murdering two patients and poisoning 19 others.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has said it will monitor the impact of its fee rise on the size of the nursing workforce.
We want a relationship with our registrants that is based on trust, not checklists, says the Health and Care Professions Council’s Anna van der Gaag
There is more we can do to prove our commitment to public protection, and revalidation is one way in which we can detect problems earlier, says Jackie Smith
What is the “yellow card” scheme?Subscription
Do you know how to report adverse drug reactions?
#NTtwitchat live debate: The introduction of a compulsory "Certificate of Care" for HCAsVideoSubscription
Missed our #NTtwitchat on compulsory certificates of care for HCAs? Read highlights from the chat below.
It’s worth persevering to get your concerns heard, says Amanda Pollard
I’ve been shocked to observe the contrast in safety culture between the NHS and the nuclear industry, says James Titcombe
Anne Marie Rafferty: 'Each and every one of us must take responsibility for our actions'Subscription
The Francis report can only go so far, the real test will be what we do when nobody is looking, says Anne Marie Rafferty
Sarah Calkin looks at why the report into failings at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust will have implications for all nurses, as well as for the entire health and social care system.
We must address a number of profound challenges to improve care, says Lord Willis
Bob Gates on why we may see another Winterbourne View scandal