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”.
On my first day of my very first placement, everything seemed unfamiliar. I couldn’t remember the names of any medications. I was slightly terrified of actually speaking to a real patient. I couldn’t even put on a blood pressure cuff properly.
The government has rejected proposals to increase NHS staff pay by 1% and instead impose a two-year deal in which staff who receive incremental pay awards get no further rise at all − sparking threats of industrial action from some unions.
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