2015 – A Review

2015_2016

Well what an exciting year 2015 has been here at Local Care Force and in the nursing world in general. January saw the NMC announce changes in the code of the conduct, due to be launched in March. Here at Local Care Force we published this news within minutes of it being announced. February saw the decision by RCN general … Read More

Agency Nurses2015 – A Review

Nurses and social media

As you are all aware the NMC updated the code of conduct that sets the professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives in regard to the use of social media. There are approximately 355,000 registered nurses thought to use Facebook and over 500 million tweets sent daily. As registered nurses we have to ensure when posting on … Read More

Agency NursesNurses and social media

HOT OFF THE PRESS… NMC announce new code of conduct

NMC Nursing Code

You saw it here first… So what’s changed in the Code? The Code describes the professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives. Four themes describe what nurses and midwives are expected to do: * prioritise people * practise effectively * preserve safety and * promote professionalism and trust. There have been changes in healthcare and society since the … Read More

Agency NursesHOT OFF THE PRESS… NMC announce new code of conduct

Revalidation explained

revalidation

As Nurses we are all working so hard. Many of us, including me, probably aren’t thinking too much about revalidation. In fact several nurses I have spoken to are not really aware about what it means to them as a nurse. It may seem a long way off until December 2015 but the NMC is encouraging nurses and midwifes to … Read More

Agency NursesRevalidation explained

Attention All Nurses… Re-validation is on its way!

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Sure, many of you have heard about re-validation, which is being brought in next year (2015) by the NMC. However the final consultation is at the end of August so there is still time to make your views known… Go to NMC web site, and click on re-validation or you go direct to the consultation link by clicking here. In a nutshell … Read More

Agency NursesAttention All Nurses… Re-validation is on its way!

NMC fee petition passes 100,000 signatures

A petition calling for a halt to increasing Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) fees has passed 100,000 signatures. The online petition, created by mental health liaison nurse Stephen Iwasyk, could be debated in parliament because of the high response. Earlier this year, the NMC warned that its financial situation would be “unsustainable” without a rise in the annual registration fee. But Iwasyk’s petition … Read More

Agency NursesNMC fee petition passes 100,000 signatures