Nurses and midwives are to undergo checks every three years under new plans drawn up following the of the Mid-Staffs scandal.
Under the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the reforms, announced today (October 8) mark the most ‘significant regulatory change’ in the council’s history.
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How has the role of nursing changed over the last 50 years?
Edna Astbury-Ward, registered nurse and senior lecturer, University of Chester: The need for nurses today to be highly trained, well-educated, critical thinkers is a requirement enabling them to make complex clinical decisions that 50 years ago would almost certainly have been made by doctors.
Helen McCutcheon, Florence Nightingale school of nursing and midwifery, King’s College London: As the population’s healthcare needs have changed, so too has the scope of practice for nurses and midwives. This has required a change in education and training to ensure that nurses and midwives can take on new and complex roles.
Through our online healthcare professional (HCP) market research studies at Creation Healthcare, we see nurses using social media for a variety of reasons including; to develop professionally, to grow as a recognised industry expert, to stay on top of their field, to share their knowledge & opinions, to ask for help & information, to debate topical information and to create awareness about a current health campaign they are running.
Being in such an innovative industry social media can be a useful way to keep up to date with all the latest changes. The 2012 Taking the Pulse® Nurses Study by Manhattan Research found that with registered nurses spending 16 hours a week online for professional purposes they are statistically more active online than physicians.
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Thank you. This is my first time addressing this conference and, perhaps, this is the first time that many of you have been introduced to me.
But before I go in to more about myself, I would like to thank and congratulate Norman Lamb. He was a dedicated care minister and is still a passionate advocate for health and care.