Strategic Review of the Nursing and Midwifery Council [UK] – 3 July 2012

Posted on July 4, 2012. Filed under: Nursing, Workforce | Tags: , |

Strategic Review of the Nursing and Midwifery Council [UK] – 3 July 2012

“Nursing and Midwifery Council has problems ‘at every level’ and is at risk of losing public confidence

The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence review team was called in by Anne Milton, Minister for Public Health, in January to see why the NMC was failing to improve, particularly in its handling of cases about nurses’ and midwives’ fitness to practise. The report, published on 3 July, highlighted problems ‘at every level’.

The NMC’s long standing problems include confusion about its regulatory purpose, weak governance, poor planning, unreliable management information, and inadequate information technology. The NMC is currently recruiting a Chair and Chief Executive. This report makes 15 recommendations for changes in leadership, culture, finance and operational management. It calls for the new leaders to ‘lead by example’ to change the culture of the organisation and rebuild the confidence of its staff, the public, nurses, and midwives.”

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Performance review 2011 / 2012 – Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence – July 2012

Posted on July 4, 2012. Filed under: Health Professions, Workforce | Tags: , |

Performance review 2011 / 2012 – Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence – July 2012

“Every year we review the performance of the regulators. We do this to check that they are carrying out their legal responsibilities and are promoting the health, safety and well-being of patients and the public. We also identify areas where regulators are doing well and those where they can improve. We measure the regulators’ performance against a set of standards that cover all areas of their work:

Standards and guidance
Registration
Fitness to practise
Education and training

We report our findings to the UK Parliament.”

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Fitness to practise audit report. Audit of health professional regulatory bodies’ initial decisions [UK] – March 2011

Posted on April 5, 2011. Filed under: Health Professions, Workforce | Tags: , |

Fitness to practise audit report.  Audit of health professional regulatory bodies’ initial decisions [UK] – March 2011
Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence

From the Executive Summary:

1.1 This is CHRE’s second annual audit of the ‘initial stages’ of the fitness to practise process of the nine health professional regulatory bodies that we oversee. We conducted these audits between May 2010 and February 2011. We audited fitness to practise cases that the regulators had closed without referral to a final stage fitness to practise hearing.

1.2 The overall purpose of the audit is to ensure that the regulators’ decisions protect the public and maintain public confidence in the professions and system of regulation. We looked for evidence of risks to public protection or public confidence as a result of each regulator’s case-handling procedures and standards. …continues

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