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.
Nursing associates should pay the same annual registration fee as nurses and midwives, according to proposals drawn up by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Nurses have been potentially put at risk of falling off the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s register due to confusing information about revalidation dates provided by the regulator, Nursing Times has learnt.
An annual survey of people’s experiences of using community mental healthcare shows “limited progress” overall, with a decline in performance in some service areas, according to regulators.
Doctors found guilty of sexual offences, theft and fraud tend to get off more lightly than nurses and midwives, suggests the first in-depth report into professional misconduct cases across health and social care.