The Nursing and Midwifery Council is exploring the introduction of “personal experience statements” to enable people to communicate the impact of substandard care on their life and wellbeing in a radical move that could see the body “treading new ground for a regulator”.
A mother whose son suffered “hideous” abuse at the hands of nursing staff is working with the professional regulator to help it improve the way it handles cases involving people with learning disabilities.
The government has set out plans to change the law to give healthcare regulators like the Nursing and Midwifery Council more freedom and enable reform to “outdated” fitness to practise procedures.
Miss any of the news affecting the profession during June 2019? Catch up with our summary of the main nursing headlines.
Three nurses from Whorlton Hall have been temporarily banned from practising after an undercover investigation exposed abuse of vulnerable patients staying at the hospital.
A mental health hospital run by the same company that owns Whorlton Hall has been placed in special measures after inspectors raised serious concerns about safety and “inappropriate” behaviour by staff.
There are lessons for nursing in a new report on why doctors from a black and minority ethnic background are more likely to be referred to the General Medical Council, say regulators.
Most hospital inpatients report that nurses and clinicians “always” treat them with dignity and respect, according to the Care Quality Commission’s annual survey results, though concerns have been raised over lengthy discharge delays and lack of information for self-care when patients go home.
The Care Quality Commission has asked an eminent clinical psychologist to undertake an independent review of the way it regulated a specialist learning disabilities hospital at the centre of a care scandal.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has highlighted the importance for registrants to “reflect” on their practice and called on employers to ensure that their clinical staff have time to do so.
A mental health trust in Sussex has been fined £200,000 for failing to keep a teenager who was known to be suicidal safe while he was in prison.
A new commitment has been made by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to look at introducing a system of regulation for advanced nurse practitioners as part of a major review.
The pressures under which clinicians are working must be taken into account when they are put on trial over the death of a patient, an independent inquiry has warned.
A review is being held into the way specialist learning disabilities hospitals are regulated in a bid to protect further vulnerable adults from abuse.
News round-up: Catch-up on May's top nursing stories Subscription
Miss any of the news affecting the profession during May 2019? Catch up with our summary of the main nursing headlines.
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been told it still needs to improve some aspects of basic nursing care, having just been removed from “special measures”.
A mental health nurse who attempted suicide after being referred to the regulator is looking for others willing to share their experience of the fitness to practise process as part of a new research project.
The Care Quality Commission has called for action to fix the “broken system” that leads to people with a learning disability or autism being segregated in hospital.
Two independent members have been appointed to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s investment committee as part of work to keep registrant fees the same price, it has been announced.
Miss any of the news affecting the profession during April 2019? Catch up with our summary of the main nursing headlines.