Jackie Smith has today announced her decision to step down as chief executive and registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, after over six years in the role.
NHS trusts are being encouraged to use a new tool to assess their workforce plans, after a review of the proposals by regulator NHS Improvement found “all could be more robust”.
A college in Lancashire is offering a free course to help nurses and other health professionals brush up on their maths skills.
Lack of specialist substance misuse training for nursing staff at the Nightingale Hospital in London is putting patients at risk of “serious harm”, according to the Care Quality Commission.
Legislation changes to allow nursing associates onto the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s register are to go ahead, following “broad support” for the plans, the government has said while publishing results to its consultation on the proposals.
Former newspaper chief executive Philip Graf has taken up office today as the new chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
The nursing regulator has announced that it is seeking a registered nurse or midwife with a community service background or leadership experience to join its ruling council.
The number of nurses and midwives registered to practise in the UK continues to be lower than the same point a year ago, largely due to a further decline in European staff, reveal new figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
More than half of nurses referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council may have experienced suicidal thoughts, indicates a snapshot survey by a group campaigning for improved support for those going through fitness to practise (FtP) procedures.
Staffing levels at independent acute hospitals are generally good but a review of provision by the Care Quality Commission has found not all nurses have the specialist skills they need.