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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.
El Karout -v- The Nursing and Midwifery Council  EWHC 28 (Admin)
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.
NMC Defence Barristers secure a quick resolution for a nurse who recently accepted a police caution.
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.