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NMC to appear before Common's health committee

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Representatives from the Nursing and Midwifery Council are to appear before MPs, as part of moves by the Commons’ health committee to increase the accountability of regulators to parliament.

The NMC will give evidence to the committee for the first time as part of the new accountability arrangements on 14 June.

The committee also intends to hold regular annual review meetings with the Care Quality Commission. And wishes to adopt a simillar approach in relation to Monitor.

These organisations will be giving evidence later in June.

 

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  • This is a good move on the part of the Commons Health Committee. The NMC is there to protect the public and should be held accountable at the highest level to ensure that it is fit for purpose

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  • George Kuchanny

    This had to happen so I shall watch with interest. The history of dysfunctionality of the NMC is a very long one.

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  • "This had to happen so I shall watch with interest. The history of dysfunctionality of the NMC is a very long one."

    How has this been allowed to happen?

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  • Having been on the receiving end of the NMCs incompetence I am pleased that this is happening.

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  • This is a positive move on behalf of the Commons Health Select Comittee and not before time. They would also do well to meet with the Council for Health Regulatory Excellence, the body that monitors the regulators (including the NMC) to explore their effectiveness and what value it adds.

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  • I think it is about time they were in the dock, i am sick of having to paying what is now classed as a charity as that is their legal status now and one that was never formed or elected by us nurses. Wheres the democracey and lets have it as a government body that is open to cuts like anyone else. It seems strange to me that they were so bad at being the UKCC then suddenly change their name and still think they can dictate assumed support for this with no outside scrutiny. Us nurses have no say and are told what to pay and why, why don,t they let us decide their future as we pay their wages for being a charity. Who else has to pay a charity to work? its crackers.

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