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.
Working abroad is an option that UK nurses are increasingly pursuing as the opportunity to mix career development with new cultural experiences is an attractive proposition. Last year alone 4,393 nurses left Britain for jobs in Australia and New Zealand,double the number that went in 1995, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
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