Advanced critical care practitioners (ACCPs) and other similar roles increasingly used to assist doctors should be regulated to “mitigate the risk of harm to patients”, according to England’s national workforce planning body, in contrast to the government’s current view on some such posts.
Independent health visitors and vaccination clinics are among a range of new service providers set to be given performance ratings by the Care Quality Commission.
Maternity Services at Newham University Hospital have improved but still “require improvement”, according to the latest assessment by the Care Quality Commission.
The High Court has today upheld the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s position in a long-running dispute over indemnity arrangements for independent midwives.
The introduction of a new language test by the UK nursing regulator last month has been followed by a “spike” in the number of nurses from abroad wanting to take the new exam, suggesting overseas recruitment could be set to improve.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has today launched a consultation on its proposal to charge nursing associates the same registration fee as it does for nurses and midwives.
Nursing shortages are affecting the quality of care in hospitals and care homes in Northern Ireland, warn regulators, who have highlighted their concerns to the UK’s Department of Health.
Many independent clinics that provide residential detoxification in England are not providing “safe or good quality care”, according to a warning from the health and social care regulator.
The overwhelming majority of children and young people who stay in hospital overnight or are seen as a day case are happy with the standard of care they receive, a major survey has indicated.
Problems with placements continue to pose a threat to student learning, with around half of all UK universities with pre-registration nursing courses reporting it as a risk in the past year, the nursing regulator has found.