Whistleblowing to the NMC

Whistleblowing to the NMC

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has published its annual report on whistleblowing disclosures. From 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, the NMC received 34 whistleblowing disclosures. The NMC reported that regulatory action taken in 18 cases and in onward referral...
Disparity in NMC fitness to practise outcomes

Disparity in NMC fitness to practise outcomes

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.  In the case, a Welsh nurse used patient’s vagina as ventriloquist’s dummy ‘to amuse...
Context of incidents in NMC fitness to practise proceedings

Context of incidents in NMC fitness to practise proceedings

We recently reported on the NMC Defence Barrister’s Facebook page on a couple of Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) decisions that took into account the context of incidents when deciding on any sanctions to be imposed.  In the first reported case, the Evening Times...
Whistleblowing to the NMC

NMC future strategy: 2020 – 2025

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has set out its proposed 2020 to 2025 strategic themes for consultation.  The NMC has been consulting on its next five year’s strategy and has now announced the five key themes that has emerged from this work.  These themes are...
NMC Revalidation Part 5: Right of Appeal

NMC Revalidation Part 5: Right of Appeal

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...