Category list : Competence
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A “cancer care passport” has been launched for the capital’s oncology specialist nurses, so they can demonstrate they are qualified and competent to deliver systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT).
Patient safety could improve following Brexit, because European nurses coming to work in the UK may be required to take more skills tests in the same way applicants from the rest of the world do, the head of the nursing regulator has said.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has today approved plans for the introduction of a major new system of competency checks for registered nurses and midwives, with the regulator’s chief executive describing it as a “historic” moment.
A major new system of competency checks for nurses is expected to be approved for launch in April, as the Nursing and Midwifery Council meets today to finalise its plans on revalidation.
Concerns have been raised about the robustness of the English language test being proposed to check that all overseas nurses are competent to work in the UK.
“Concerning” gaps in awareness about the forthcoming system of revalidation have been identified, particularly among junior nurses, following a survey of pilot participants.
Employers of nurses and midwives have reported a “wide variation” in how much they expect it to cost them to support registrants in completing the forthcoming process of revalidation.
The practice feedback and reflection elements of the new system of revalidation are likely to take nurses and midwives many more hours to complete than current checks on competency.
As a teacher of foreign languages, Helen frequently comes across opinions about English language testing for nurses that seem to be formed from very little information
Changes introduced into the revised NMC codeSubscription
The updated NMC code addresses concerns about recent care failings and requirements of the revalidation system to be introduced at the end of 2015