Nurse education in the UK : moving beyond the EU regulations?

Leigh, JA ORCID: 2021, 'Nurse education in the UK : moving beyond the EU regulations?' , British Journal of Nursing, 30 (12) , pp. 756-757.

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In 2018 the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) launched its Future Nurse and Realising Professionalism standards (NMC, 2018a; 2018b; 2018c). Collectively, these three-part standards specify the knowledge and skills that NMC registrants must demonstrate when caring for people of all ages and across all care settings and they incorporate an EU directive (NMC, 2018d:13). These NMC standards reflect what the public can expect nurses and midwives to know and be able to do to ensure the delivery of safe, compassionate and effective care. Now that the UK has left the EU, the NMC is no longer required to continue to include the EU minimum requirements within its education standards. This paper critically explores the recent online consultation, which closed in May (NMC, 2021a), seeking the views and input of public groups, professionals and partners across the UK about current education programme standards.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Nursing
Publisher: Mark Allen Publishing
ISSN: 0966-0461
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Depositing User: Professor JA Leigh
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2021 08:38
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2022 08:08

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