NHS Trust produces video introduction to revised NMC Code

Nursing and Midwifery Council, June 2015

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust have produced a new video which gives an excellent overview of the revised Nursing and Midwifery Council Code.

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The code: professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives

Nursing and Midwifery Council, 29 January 2015

This revised code of practice places public expectations at the heart of good nursing and midwifery practice. It has been written with the input of many patients, carers, nurses and midwives. It is shaped around four statements, which state that good nurses and midwives will prioritise people, practise effectively, preserve safety, and promote professionalism and trust.

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NMC to consult on revoking education standards with maximum time limits

Nursing & Midwifery Council, January 2015

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has launched a consultation to remove time limits for the completion of education programmes.

Currently, student nurses and midwives are required to finish full-time programmes within five years and part-time programmes within seven years in order to be eligible for registration.

The NMC proposes to remove these maximum time limits from NMC standards, while ensuring full responsibility for the management of education programmes lies with approved education institutions. Post-registration programmes, which are currently given time limits either by the NMC or by the specific education institution, will also be affected by the proposed changes.

The consultation closes on 12 March 2015.

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Click here to respond to the Consultation.

First nurses and midwives to pilot the system of revalidation this spring

Nursing and Midwifery Council, 17 November 2014

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has announced more organisations it will be partnering with to test the system and processes underpinning revalidation….

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