A leading midwife has said the Nursing and midwifery Council owes midwives and nurses, as well as families, an apology over the way it handled fitness to practise cases linked to the Morecambe Bay maternity scandal.
The regulator NHS Improvement has appointed a nursing academic as a research fellow for national study on developing ward leaders.
A group of nurses and midwives who have been through fitness to practise procedures themselves has launched a crowdfunding appeal to pay for legal advice for others who cannot afford it.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has continued to meet nearly all of its core standards but there are still concerns over the way it handles some aspects of fitness to practise cases.
Hundreds of nurses and midwives may have let their registration lapse accidentally because the Nursing and Midwifery Council failed to send out a final reminder.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has today officially launched its new set of standards on the skills and knowledge the “next generation of nurses will learn to enable them to deliver world class care”.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council failed to listen to or properly investigate concerns about midwives at Furness General Hospital, according to a new report, which concludes the regulator’s handling of the Morecambe Bay maternity scandal was “inadequate” and “frequently incompetent”.
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.