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Consultation on revalidation and the revised Code | Nursing and Midwifery Council

Have your say on revalidation and the revised Code.
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This is part one of a two part, six month public consultation, which will run from January until July 2014. The consultation as a whole will address revising the Code (the standards of good nursing and midwifery practice) and implementing revalidation.

 

In part one, which runs from 6 January until 31 March, we are focusing our consultation on how the proposed model of revalidation can be implemented in a variety of employment settings and scopes of practice. This will help ensure the model we launch in December 2015 is flexible and fit for purpose. We will also use this part of the consultation to gather information to draft a revised Code and develop guidance for revalidation.

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Raising concerns | Nursing and Midwifery Council

Raising concerns | Nursing and Midwifery Council | Nurses & Nursing | Scoop.it
Information on raising concerns
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NMC launches new guidance and toolkit for nurses & midwives on raising & escalating concerns.

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Professional indemnity insurance | Nursing and Midwifery Council Draft Guidance

Later in 2013 it will be a requirement for nurses and midwives to hold an indemnity arrangement in order to be registered with the NMC.
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This draft guidance from the NMC gives details of what the professional indemnity requirement is and the potential penalties for registrants who don't comply with this.  Feedback is encouraged and a 'PII Engagement Form' linked to provide this.

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New Quality Assurance Framework from Nursing and Midwifery Council

New Quality Assurance Framework from Nursing and Midwifery Council | Nurses & Nursing | Scoop.it
From September 2013, our quality assurance activities will be carried out within a new framework

 

This is an introduction to the new quality assurance framework, launched on 17 June 2013. The framework aims to:

 

• Increase lay involvement through the increased use of reviewers who are neither nurses nor midwives.

• Increase the proactive management of emerging risk by ensuring that education institutions and local supervising authorities (LSAs) have appropriate safeguards in place.

• Over the three year cycle, reduce the burden of regulation on well performing education institutions and LSAs.

• Ensure that quality assurance focuses on outcomes of education and midwifery supervision as opposed to dictating how standards should be met.

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The NMC has developed a new Quality Assurance Framework for pre-registration nurse training.  They have appointed a new provider (Mott MacDonald) to undertake this QA activity for them.

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Review of healthcare assistants and support workers in NHS and social care - Camilla Cavendish Review Report

Review of healthcare assistants and support workers in NHS and social care - Camilla Cavendish Review Report | Nurses & Nursing | Scoop.it
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This independent review by Camilla Cavendish makes a number of recommendations on how the training and support of both healthcare assistants who work in hospitals, and social care support workers who are employed in care homes and people’s own homes, can be improved to ensure they provide care to the highest standard.

The review proposes that all healthcare assistants and social care support workers should undergo the same basic training, based on the best practice that already exists in the system, and must get a standard ‘certificate of fundamental care’ before they can care for people unsupervised.

The review was carried out in the wake of the Francis Inquiry into Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust.

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Closing the Gap in Patient Safety - Health Foundation

Closing the Gap in Patient Safety - Health Foundation | Nurses & Nursing | Scoop.it
Closing the Gap in Patient Safety is offering £4 million over two years to support up to nine tested, evidence-based patient safety projects at scale.
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The Health Foundation are looking for a wide range of projects and welcome applications from primary, secondary or tertiary care, or health and social care. This could include (but is not limited to):

mental health servicesservices for people with learning disabilitiesmaternity serviceschildren’s servicescare delivered in the patient’s own home.

For this programme, 'patient' also refers to service users or clients.

Projects must demonstrate an impact on an identified patient safety hazard or problem. However, they do not have to be focused on direct care provision.

 

The types of project we are looking for include (but are not limited to):

approaches to build skills in improving patient safetyinterventions to improve reliability of clinical carecreating the conditions for the delivery of safer care.

All applications must show a logical link between the identified patient safety hazard or problem and the proposed solution. The intervention must already have been tested and be ready to be tested at scale.

 

Please note that untested innovative projects in this area are not eligible to apply for this programme. Innovation projects are supported through Shine which is expected to open for applications in September 2013.

 

All applications for Closing the Gap in Patient Safety must be received by 12 noon on 23 September 2013.

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Compassion in Practice implementation plans | NHS England

Compassion in Practice is our joint strategy strategy and will help us transform the care we provide, in all care and support settings, throughout England every day and for everyone.
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Following publication of the 6Cs Strategy, NHS England publishes implementation plans covering the six Action Areas with responsible officers identified for each.

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Launch of consultation on legislation on indemnity insurance | Department of Health

Launch of consultation on legislation on indemnity insurance | Department of Health | Nurses & Nursing | Scoop.it
A consultation is launched on legislation that would mean all regulated healthcare professionals have to hold indemnity or insurance to practise.
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Guidance for nurses: Patient access to records online

National Nursing Informatics Strategic Taskforce

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This guidance, prepared by the National Nursing Informatics Strategic Taskforce, is aimed at nurses and midwifery staff involved in supporting patients to access their health record.

 

People are being encouraged to be more active in managing their own health, to promote healthy living and self management of chronic conditions. Access to health information and open dialogue with health professionals are important to the success of this patient empowerment.

 

The government's information strategy 'The Power of Information' outlined the goal that, by 2015, every GP Practice in England will be in a position to offer patients online access to read their GP records. This guidance, is aimed at nurses and midwifery staff involved in supporting patients to access their health record.

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NHS Safety Thermometer CQUIN guidance released | Harm Free Care

NHS Safety Thermometer CQUIN guidance released | Harm Free Care | Nurses & Nursing | Scoop.it
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Views sought from nurses and midwives on ideas to improve patient care by reducing paperwork | Department of Health

Views sought from nurses and midwives on ideas to improve patient care by reducing paperwork | Department of Health | Nurses & Nursing | Scoop.it
The Department is encouraging nurses and midwives to have their say on how to cut out unnecessary paperwork and bureaucracy giving them more time to concentrate on caring.

The Tell Us How: Nursing and Midwifery site provides an opportunity for...
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Megan Schormann's curator insight, January 13, 2014 12:50 AM

This shows that the Nursing departments are changing everyday and thats why I want to join an ever revolving department

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New vision for district nursing published | Department of Health

New vision for district nursing published | Department of Health | Nurses & Nursing | Scoop.it
A new vision and service model for district nursing has been published today.

This vision builds on 'Compassion in Practice', the national vision for nurses midwives and care staff. It was developed by a strategic partnership of the Department of...
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NMC and GMC release joint statement on professional values | Nursing and Midwifery Council

NMC and GMC release joint statement on professional values | Nursing and Midwifery Council | Nurses & Nursing | Scoop.it

The majority of healthcare staff work to the highest standards to deliver safe high quality care for patients.

However, there have been recent high profile examples of patients, particularly older people and those with learning disabilities being neglected.

 

While these undoubtedly represent a small minority of patient encounters they demonstrate the need for a constant commitment to quality and patient safety from all health professionals, and a willingness to uphold high standards and to raise concerns and challenge those responsible for poor practice. This statement, issued jointly by the GMC and NMC, is designed to remind registrants of their professional values. Delivering high quality, safe patient care does not rely solely on the clinical skill of those who are treating and caring for patients...

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Dementia self-assessment framework - Publications - GOV.UK

Dementia self-assessment framework - Publications - GOV.UK | Nurses & Nursing | Scoop.it
A tool developed to ensure implementation of the nursing contribution to dementia care, including the 6Cs and dementia pathway.
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NHS England » Nursing, Midwives and Care Staff – Join our 6Cs Live! Week of Action

NHS England » Nursing, Midwives and Care Staff – Join our 6Cs Live! Week of Action | Nurses & Nursing | Scoop.it
High quality care for all, now and for future generations
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NHS England is calling all nurses, midwives and care staff delivering the 6Cs – care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment- to get involved in its first 6Cs Live! Week of Action starting Monday 19 August 2013.

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Code of Conduct and National Minimum Training Standards for healthcare support workers; from Skills for Health

The Code of Conduct describes the standards of conduct, behaviour and attitudes that the public and the people who need healthcare, care and support should expect of workers providing this care and support.

 

The National Minimum Training Standards define the minimum knowledge workers must have, irrespective of individual job role. Both the Code and the Standards were created after extensive consultation with employers and workers across both sectors to make sure they were fit for purpose.

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Developing a better skilled,more productive workforce. Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for health. We help the whole UK health sector develop a more skilled and flexible workforce.

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David Foord's curator insight, July 17, 2013 6:40 AM

Developing a better skilled,more productive workforce. Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for health. We help the whole UK health sector develop a more skilled and flexible workforce.

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Cavendish Review: Summary from NHS Employers

Cavendish Review: Summary from NHS Employers | Nurses & Nursing | Scoop.it

As a result of the findings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and failings reported at Winterbourne View, the Secretary of State asked Camilla Cavendish (formerly of the Times newspaper and now a non executive director at CQC)  to carry out an independent review into health care assistants (HCAs) and support workers in the NHS and social care.

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Nice brief & simple summary of the Cavendish Review findings & recommendations from NHS Employers

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Nursing a safer future: how nurses are using proactive approaches to manage patient safety - Health Foundation

Nursing a safer future: how nurses are using proactive approaches to manage patient safety - Health Foundation | Nurses & Nursing | Scoop.it
This special supplement, published in association Nursing Times, explores how nurses are using proactive approaches to manage patient safety.
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To date improvement activity has mainly focused on a handful of harms and relied on reactive approaches to safety management following harm to patients. The Health Foundation believes that we must build on this activity and move towards a more proactive approach to safety management, tackling the more complex hidden harms and protecting patients.

 

Nurses are well placed to make care safer and are doing impressive work to improve the safety of their patients.

 

The supplement showcases nurse-led initiatives that demonstrate effective and proactive safety management. We hope that the stories in the supplement will trigger discussion and debate and inspire new ways of thinking about how to make care safer for your patients.

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E-Health Insider :: Power to the people

E-Health Insider :: Power to the people | Nurses & Nursing | Scoop.it

Paul Hodgkin, a GP and chief executive of Patient Opinion, says that if the NHS really wants to regain compassion it is going to have to get a lot better at understanding where it comes from.

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How do we define, learn & display compassion. Insightful article by a clinical leader who knows what he's talking about

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Bringing Energise for Excellence within Compassion in Practice: Introducing 6CsLive! | NHS Commissioning Board

Bringing Energise for Excellence within Compassion in Practice: Introducing 6CsLive! | NHS Commissioning Board | Nurses & Nursing | Scoop.it

Building on the strong foundation of Energise for Excellence, we are taking the values, philosophy, learning and momentum into our culture of compassionate care as 6Cs Live!

 

6Cs Live! supports nurses, midwives and care staff by helping them deliver the six areas of action by signposting to evidence based tools and techniques as well as examples of how colleagues from across the country have delivered improvement in these areas."

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Home-care nurses’ perceptions of unmet information needs and communication difficulties of older patients in the immediate post-hospital discharge period -- Romagnoli et al. -- BMJ Quality and Safety

Objective To understand home-care nurses’ perceptions of the post-hospitalisation information needs and communication problems of older patients, and how these factors might contribute to undesirable outcomes including poor patient reintegration into prior living environments and unplanned hospital readmissions.


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CharlieY's curator insight, January 30, 2013 5:26 PM

Interesting document. This 'white space' that exists in patient's lives when they aren't receiving direct care is a minefield for NHS organisations to involve in because it sits outside their corporate purpose, yet it remains a pivotal place to make a positive impact on patient health - and generate efficiency benefits for those care providers.

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The Baseline | Teresa Chinn

The Baseline | Teresa Chinn | Nurses & Nursing | Scoop.it
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Really interesting analysis and comment on changing trends of nursing on twitter from 2011 to 2012.  Also of interest is the open way in which Teresa shares her plans for 2013.

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Week One EBN Twitter Journal Club

Week One EBN Twitter Journal Club | Nurses & Nursing | Scoop.it
Welcome to the first instalment of the EBN Twitter Journal Club!  The article for discussion focuses on an epidemic in the developing world
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David Foord's curator insight, January 14, 2013 9:12 AM

An interesting development in social media for healthcare; BMJ Group starts their first Evidence Based Nursing Twitter Journal Club. Running from 17-21 January 2013 the discussion will be continuous and asynchronous.  This will focus on a specific research article on an epidemic in the developing world; childhood obesity.

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£120 million investment for research to improve NHS services | Department of Health

£120 million investment for research to improve NHS services | Department of Health | Nurses & Nursing | Scoop.it
The Department of Health has announced funding of £120 million for an open competition to research ways of improving NHS services.
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NHS Change Model: Twitter Chat - to mobilise Nursing Community 18.12.12 8pm - could other communities do the same?

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David Foord's curator insight, December 18, 2012 7:08 AM

There is a twitter chat on 18.12.12 at 8pm with the Nursing community to:

Raise awareness of NHS Change Day with the Nursing community,obtain support from various specialities & grades of staff – qualified & unqualified,Gather ideas from Nursing communitySignpost to resources that may help e.g. NHS Change Model,  Mobilise Nursing Community to participate on 13.3.13
 

Please use #Nurchat for the tweets (using www.tweetchat.com can help)

We'd love any ideas for questions/prompts!