The new chief executive and registrar of the nursing and midwifery regulator has vowed to take an “all ears” approach to the high-profile role, and to foster a culture of transparency and learning.
Charges of misconduct made against two midwives at a hospital trust that is under investigation for alleged maternity failings have been found proved.
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A home care provider in South London has been given the worst possible rating by the healthcare provider watchdog, after inspectors found a “totally unacceptable” catalogue of safety breaches.
Lack of training, staff shortages and the complexity of the system are all contributing to unnecessary harm to patients, despite the best efforts of nurses, according to a major review by a regulator.
A new public support service has been launched today that offers “dedicated, personalised support” to members of the public who raise concerns about nurses and midwives.
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A mental health nurse who overcame alcoholism and successfully regained his registration has called for more support for other nurses battling addiction.
The nursing regulator has claimed it has been denied access to critical evidence that could help bring unfit nurses to justice over the Gosport scandal.
A struggling trust in the Midlands has officially been told to improve across a range of workforce safety measures, in particular on ensuring sufficient numbers of midwives.
New plans to relax the English language test for international nurses and midwives applying to work in the UK have today been given the green light.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is to propose slightly easing the requirements for overseas nurses and midwives taking the International English Language Test System (IELTS).
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University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has opened its first ever nurse education and training centre.
An expert in health regulation has been selected to lead an advisory group at the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Community health services for children at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have been downgraded from “good” to “inadequate” by inspectors who raised concerns about staffing levels and heavy caseloads.
Andrea Sutcliffe has been appointed chief executive and registrar at the Nursing and Midwifery Council, it was announced today.
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Concern has been raised about the newly approved training arrangements for nursing associates that allow host organisations to choose whether to include students in their safe staffing quota.
Nurses and midwives who have trained outside the European Union are from today allowed to apply to come and work in the UK immediately after qualifying.
Final proposals for the regulation of nursing associates, including the skills and knowledge students will need in order to qualify, have been outlined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
A senior mental health nurse from Wales has been struck off for having sex with a “vulnerable” patient and causing her ”direct and lasting emotional harm”.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust has been returned to “special measures” after its latest inspection by regulators, who identified safety concerns.
Many more nurses are successfully passing a healthcare-specific language test that enables them to work in the UK, having tried and failed other tests multiple times.
The nursing and midwifery regulator has begun introducing a new approach to fitness to practise, which it believes could result in up to 20% fewer cases going to a full public hearing.
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The Nursing and Midwifery Council has today announced that Claire Johnston will join its leadership group next month, as its newest registrant council member.
The Royal College of Nursing and other professional bodies have warned of the negative implications of “continuing down the path” that occurred in the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba on safety culture.
New revalidation procedures for nurses and midwives are improving attitudes and behaviours among staff and helping to foster safer care, according to the latest independent analysis of the scheme.
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Leaders at the Nursing and Midwifery Council have agreed to introduce a raft of changes in the way it resolves concerns about nurses’ and midwives’ fitness to practise.
There has been a recent spike in the number of overseas nurses and midwives from outside of the European Union joining the UK nursing register, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced that Sue Killen is to be the regulator’s interim chief executive and registrar.
The nursing regulator looks set to consult on new standards for return to practice that could make it easier for nurses to come back to the profession after a career break.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is advertising for an “inspirational” new chief executive to bring a “fresh approach” to the way it works, following Jackie Smith’s decision to step down from the role.
People studying to become nursing associates have hit out at plans to make them pay the same as nurses to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council register, the regulator has revealed.
Nurses and midwives will not be automatically struck off for attempting to cover up when things go wrong, under revised plans for a new approach fitness to practise.
Nurses and midwives from overseas applying to work in the UK will no longer need to re-sit all elements of a clinical practice test if they fail in just some areas.
The nursing and midwifery regulator has outlined a range of measures designed to improve the way it interacts with patients and the public, in response to severe criticism over the way it treated bereaved families involved in two major care scandals.
A company offering healthcare-specific English language tests for nurses has seen a “phenomenal” increase in candidates since the exam was recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is now the official regulator for nursing associates in what has been hailed as a “landmark moment” for the body.
Concerns remain over how new nursing associates will be trained and whether they will be used as substitutes for registered nurses, according to the Royal College of Nursing.
A key milestone was passed yesterday in parliament that brings closer the regulation of the new nursing associate role by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Trusts must have plans to tackle a shortage of staff specialising in supporting people with learning difficulties, the NHS regulator for England has said.
A leading midwife who was employed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to advise on midwifery education claims she was “silenced” when she tried to talk about the everyday challenges of maternity care and that midwives are basically seen as “a nuisance” by the regulator.
A quarter of people who start working for the Nursing and Midwifery Council leave within the first six months, a situation described as an “extraordinary” waste of resources by one member of its governing body.
The outgoing chief executive and registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has said it is “absolutely essential” for the regulator to take more account of registrant views during cases.
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.