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NMC launches consultation on draft education standards for community and public health nursing

On 8 April 2021, the Nursing & Midwifery Council (“NMC”) launched a consultation on new draft education standards for community and public health nursing in the UK. The education standards for specialist community public health nursing (SCPHN) and specialist practice qualifications (SPQs) were last updated over 15 years ago and the NMC has said that …

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Latest NMC figures reveal that nursing levels are at an all-time high – what impact will this have on health and social care providers?

On 17 December 2019, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) published its ‘Mid-year update: 1 April – 30 September 2019’ Register Data Report (“Report”). The latest figures from the Report reveal that between 1 April 2019 to 20 September 2019, the number of nurses, midwives and nursing associates on the NMC register was at an …

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Whistleblowing in the health and social care sector – As published in Healthcare Business – October 2019

On 11 September 2019, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) published its joint whistleblowing disclosures report with other professional regulators to show what action regulators have taken and how they work together in relation to whistleblowing disclosures. When talking about the ‘Whistleblowers disclosure report 2019’, Matthew McClelland, Director of Fitness to Practise at the NMC …

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Huge steps forward in sector as as NMC becomes regulator for nursing associates

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has become the regulator in law for nursing associates – the new health and care role designed to bridge the gap between unregulated health care assistants and registered nurses. In 2015, Health Education England’s Shape of Caring review , identified a gap in skills and knowledge between health care assistants and …

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Nursing and Residential Care – The revalidation process for nurses working in care homes

Last month, solicitor Laura Paton explored the importance of revalidation in the eyes of Care Quality Commission. In this article, Nicole Ridgwell considers how the process of revalidation translates into the care home environment Revalidation replaced the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) post-registration education and practice (Prep) requirements in April 2016 as the mandatory route …

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