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NURSING & MIDWIFERY COUNCIL. Nursing and Midwifery Council. Protecting the public through professional standards. NURSING & MIDWIFERY COUNCIL. Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001. Public protection Fitness for practice through professional standards. NURSING & MIDWIFERY COUNCIL.

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nursing and midwifery council

NURSING &

MIDWIFERY

COUNCIL

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Protecting the public through professional standards.

nursing and midwifery order 2001

NURSING &

MIDWIFERY

COUNCIL

Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001
  • Public protection
  • Fitness for practice through professional standards
the nursing and midwifery council has 35 members

NURSING &

MIDWIFERY

COUNCIL

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has 35 members:
  • 11 lay people
  • 8 nurses
  • 8 midwives
  • 8 health visitors(Elections will be held in 2005)
key responsibilities to

NURSING &

MIDWIFERY

COUNCIL

Key responsibilities to:
  • maintain the register
  • set and improve standards
  • give advice
  • deal with misconduct
  • quality assure education
  • set standards and provide guidance for LSAs

(for midwifery supervision)

major tasks set out in the order

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MIDWIFERY

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Major tasks set out in the Order:
  • quality assurance of education (2002)
  • midwifery advice and guidance (2002)
  • establish a new register (2004)
  • new professional conduct rules (2005)
  • election scheme (by 2005)
quality assurance the strategic tasks

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MIDWIFERY

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Quality assurance - the strategic tasks:
  • Establishing the standards of education and training for fitness for practice for programmes that lead to registration or to recording on the register.
  • Taking steps to satisfy ourselves that those standards have been met
quality assurance the context

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Quality assurance – the context:
  • A UK-wide responsibility
  • The closure of the UKCC and National Boards
  • A new spirit of collaboration
quality assurance the model

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MIDWIFERY

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Quality assurance - the model:
  • The ‘visitor’ model for England
  • Service level agreements for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
quality assurance the requirements

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MIDWIFERY

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Quality assurance – the requirements:
  • Programme specific regulatory criteria
  • Standards and guidance
  • Codes and benchmarks
quality assurance the process

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MIDWIFERY

COUNCIL

Quality Assurance - the process:
  • institutional approval
  • approval/re-approval
  • annual monitoring
  • major review
quality assurance practice learning

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MIDWIFERY

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Quality Assurance – practice learning:
  • Outcome focused activity
  • Sufficient resources
  • Quality learning environments
  • Adequate support and supervision
  • Valid and reliable assessment
  • Robust AP(E)L processes
  • Parity between theory and practice
quality assurance the future

NURSING &

MIDWIFERY

COUNCIL

Quality Assurance – the future?
  • new NMC standards
  • adjustments to meet the needs of the new register
  • ongoing evaluation and review of the UK-wide QA model
  • collaboration to streamline QA process in England
the qa team

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MIDWIFERY

COUNCIL

The QA Team

Education AdvisersProfessional Advisers

Garth Long Pam Walter

Roger Thompson Janice Gosby

Susan Way

Quality Assurance Administrators

Janet Lawson Suzanne Fookes

Tel: 0207 333 6560 Email: QATeam@nmc-uk.org