Health Education England and the Nursing and Midwifery Council will launch a major review of nurse education in May.
The Shape of Caring review, which will be led by Lord Willis of Knaresborough, will investigate the standard of education provided to around 60,000 nursing and midwifery students each year and will also consider the standard of post-registration training for NHS nurses once they have qualified.
It follows concerns over the standard of nurse training raised by the Francis report into care failings at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.
The review is due to produce a final report by early next year.
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