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.
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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.
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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.
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”.
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A college in Lancashire is offering a free course to help nurses and other health professionals brush up on their maths skills.
Lack of specialist substance misuse training for nursing staff at the Nightingale Hospital in London is putting patients at risk of “serious harm”, according to the Care Quality Commission.
Legislation changes to allow nursing associates onto the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s register are to go ahead, following “broad support” for the plans, the government has said while publishing results to its consultation on the proposals.
Former newspaper chief executive Philip Graf has taken up office today as the new chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
The nursing regulator has announced that it is seeking a registered nurse or midwife with a community service background or leadership experience to join its ruling council.
The number of nurses and midwives registered to practise in the UK continues to be lower than the same point a year ago, largely due to a further decline in European staff, reveal new figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
More than half of nurses referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council may have experienced suicidal thoughts, indicates a snapshot survey by a group campaigning for improved support for those going through fitness to practise (FtP) procedures.
Staffing levels at independent acute hospitals are generally good but a review of provision by the Care Quality Commission has found not all nurses have the specialist skills they need.
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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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.
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.