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    NMC asks for views on plans for nursing associate regulationSubscription

    9 April, 2018 By Steve Ford

    The Nursing and Midwifery Council has today launched a consultation on its proposals for nursing associate standards of proficiency and the regulation of the controversial new role.

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    NMC begins consultation on plans for more private FtP casesSubscription

    4 April, 2018 By Nicola Merrifield

    The Nursing and Midwifery Council has launched a consultation on its controversial plans to deal with the majority of fitness to practise cases in private, claiming the change would encourage nurses and midwives to speak up about problems at an earlier stage in the process.

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    NMC defends plans to deal with most FtP cases in private Subscription

    30 March, 2018 By Nicola Merrifield

    The Nursing and Midwifery Council has defended its proposal to deal with the majority of fitness to practise cases in private, following claims the change will decrease transparency and remove a deterrent against poor conduct.

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    'Historic decision' by NMC brings in raft of nurse education changesSubscription

    29 March, 2018 By Nicola Merrifield

    A raft of changes to pre-registration nurse education, student assessment and prescribing have been approved, following a “historic decision” by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

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    NMC fee remains at £120 for 2018 but decision will be reviewed Subscription

    29 March, 2018 By Nicola Merrifield

    The Nursing and Midwifery Council has agreed not to raise annual registration fees for nurses and midwives in 2018 but has said it will need to review the payment in more detail ahead of next year.

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    NMC reveals updated draft associate standards and revised codeSubscription

    27 March, 2018 By Nicola Merrifield

    An updated version of the standards nursing associates will need to meet and the list of skills they should be trained in have been released in draft form by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, with changes made to sections on medicines and common symptoms.

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    Poor practice on conflict of interest ‘damaging trust in clinicians’Subscription

    27 March, 2018 By Steve Ford

    Many NHS trusts in England are failing to log, track, or disclose information on conflicts of interest for their staff, so potentially undermining public trust in health professionals, suggests research.

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    Prescribing changes and removal of meds standards set to go aheadSubscription

    26 March, 2018 By Nicola Merrifield

    A “contentious” proposal by the nursing regulator to allow nurses and midwives to gain prescribing qualifications at earlier points in their careers is still due to go ahead under final plans, but registrants will need to provide evidence they are competent before beginning programmes.

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    NMC plans to press ahead with lifting cap on simulation trainingSubscription

    26 March, 2018 By Nicola Merrifield

    Restrictions are set to be lifted on the quantity of simulation activities that universities can use, despite previous opposition to plans to remove a cap on the number of hours that students spent on this form of learning.

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    Universities given more time to update nursing courses by NMCSubscription

    24 March, 2018 By Nicola Merrifield

    Universities are set to be given more time by the regulator to introduce revised pre-registration nursing courses in line with new education standards.