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.
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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.
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An independent children’s mental health hospital that put patients at risk by leaving agency nurses “without relevant knowledge or experience” in charge of shifts has been shut down.
The nursing and midwifery regulator has made progress but is still failing to meet key standards in its handling of fitness to practise cases, according to its latest annual performance report.
Nurses may find it harder to get justice than doctors, according to a review exploring why a nurse convicted over the death of a child was struck off while a doctor involved in the same case can continue to practise.
The nursing regulator has highlighted the importance of protected time for new training for nurses on working with people with learning disabilities and autism.
An independent mental health hospital in Essex has been placed into special measures after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission found “safety was not a priority” at the service.
A university in the West Midlands is launching a new course to help international nurses and other healthcare professionals gain the English language skills they need to practise in the UK.
The nursing associate apprenticeship standard has been updated to align with the expectations of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
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The chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has called on health professionals to help shape the future direction of the regulator.
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The new chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has vowed to inject more “humanity” into the regulator and ensure nurses facing disciplinary action are treated with “dignity and respect”.
Nurses wanting to return to practice will soon be able to do so by taking a test of competence instead of a course, after changes were given the green light.
Nursing regulation chiefs have been urged not to lose sight of their raison d’être amid rising noise over workforce shortages.
Candace Imison has been appointed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council as its new director of strategy development, with a brief to come up with a five-year plan for the regulator.
The cost of the tests overseas nurses and midwives must take to work in the UK are being reduced by more than 20%, the professional regulator has revealed.
NHS trusts in England must do more to ensure they are properly learning from deaths that occur under their watch, the health watchdog has warned.
New guidance is being developed to help employers make the right decision about when to escalate concerns about nurses, in a bid to cut down on unnecessary referrals to the professional regulator.
A nurse has been struck off the register for multiple charges of misconduct in relation to her care of renowned scientist Professor Stephen Hawking.
The chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council has defended the regulator’s decision to hold a misconduct hearing behind closed doors for the former nurse of late scientist Professor Stephen Hawking.
A Labour shadow health minister has raised concerns to Nursing Times that Brexit will lead to a rise in nurse registration fees.
A grandmother died needlessly after what should have been a routine hip replacement because of multiple errors from hospital staff including nurses, an investigation has found.
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Operating department practitioners and members of 15 other health and care professions will see their annual regulation fee increase after a decision by the Health and Care Professions Council.
A trust in the South East has increased its staffing levels and re-trained workers in a drive to make changes to its children’s services, following a Care Quality Commission inspection.
Severe nursing shortages at an Essex hospital are putting patients at risk, inspectors have warned.
A midwife who says she was wrongly accused of stealing drugs has won her appeal against being struck off, after a judge ruled the way the Nursing and Midwifery Council had handled her case was “unfair”.
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Health and social care providers will have to prove to the Care Quality Commission that they understand how to safely deploy nursing associates before they receive registration from now on.
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).
A nurse from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust has been arrested on suspicion of administering poison to stroke patients.