Evidence of a registrant’s behaviour and attitude during and after an incident and during fitness to practise proceedings is vitally important. We have represented healthcare professionals facing fitness to practise proceedings for many years. In our experience of...
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is reporting record number of nurses but remain concerned about aging workforce.
Cautions must be declared to healthcare regulatory bodies such as the NMC. There is often uncertainty over cautions, what they are and whether they should be declared.
NMC Defence Barristers have successfully argued against a complaint of a fraudulent entry to the NMC register for a nurse.
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Through the NMC’s whistleblowing procedure nurses can become subject to a fitness to practise procedure and face being struck off.
The recent case of a Welsh nurse who was referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has reignited the debate about consistency in NMC fitness to practise decisions.
An important aspect and change in the NMC’s fitness to practise approach is the fact that it now includes consideration of the context of a case.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has set out its proposed 2020 to 2025 strategic themes for consultation.
There are a number of outcomes from the revalidation process. Most nurses, midwives and/or nursing associates will successfully revalidate. However, there is the possibility that either a registrant is unable to complete the process within the prescribed timeframe...
As a final step in the revalidation process, nurses, midwives and nursing associates must undertake a number of declarations.
An important aspect of revalidation is evidence of good reflective practice by nurses, midwives and nursing associates.
A principal requirement in the revalidation process is evidence of continued professional development or CPD.
Revalidation is a process that every registered nurse, midwife and nursing associate must go through every three years to show they continue to be competent to practise. The NMC introduced a revalidation requirement in April 2016 and between April 2016 and March 2019,...
The Government has set out plans to modernise fitness to practise processes and give healthcare regulators greater autonomy to be responsive to a fast-changing healthcare environment.
The leaders of nine healthcare regulators, including the NMC, have signed a joint statement to stress the benefits of good reflection among healthcare professionals.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) will review post-registration standards after a review found it to have resulted in a ‘patchwork’ of advanced practice education.
Healthcare Regulators consider cases involving dishonesty, sexual misconduct or criminal convictions as serious cases. In assessing seriousness Tribunals will look at any risk to the public.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has set out its priorities for the coming year as it prepares for their next 5-year plan.
The NMC has published new return to practice standards on Monday 20 May 2019.
The private sector has been accused of poaching NHS nurses by offering better training and working incentives.
The latest NMC Register’ data report shows a record number of nurses, midwives and nursing associates on the register.
The Government has launched a campaign to help nurses and other frontline health workers spot the signs of modern slavery.
The Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) is failing to meet key standards in its handling of Fitness to Practise cases according to the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
The author of a recent report comparing the outcome of two fitness to practise cases suggested that nurses are dealt with more harshly than doctors.
The recent outcome of a High Court case illustrated the importance of evidence in Nursing and Midwifery Council hearings and sanctions.
The Government has announced that EU nurses, midwives and nursing associates will have their qualifications and registration recognised in the UK whether the country leaves the EU with or without a deal.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has announced changed to its return to practice procedures to boots the nursing workforce.
With the UK’s departure from the EU being weeks away and no exit deal being agreed, what will this mean for foreign nurses, midwives and nursing associates working in the UK?
When the competency of a nurse is called into question, they may be referred to a fitness to practise hearing. Is it always in the public interest to have these hearings in public?