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Foster's Philosophy

We need to support those who speak up, for everyone's safety

‘Act without delay if you believe that there is a risk to patient safety or public protection.’

Unpicking disproportionate referrals

The need to take action relating to the known issue of disproportionate referrals to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) of certain groups of registrants has been one of the live areas of...

Raising the profile of nurse leadership

With no formal career path into nurse leadership identified, ENDs shared the view that shadowing senior roles was one example of invaluable support, referencing role models who were crucial to...

A global approach to workforce issues

‘Midwife and nurse graduates match or surpass health system demand and have the requisite knowledge, competencies and attitudes to meet national health priorities.’ .

More of a good thing?

‘An artificial representation of a real-world practice scenario that supports student development and assessment through experiential learning with the opportunity for repetition, feedback,...

Supporting international colleagues

The NHS People Plan and the NHS Long Term Plan described the ethical recruitment of internationally educated nurses (IENs) as an important part of the workforce supply strategy of NHS organisations...

Keeping our patients safe

‘Having more registered nurses on hospital wards is causally linked to reduced mortality.’.

Considering changes to education

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is legally required to set standards of proficiency, education and training for nursing and midwifery professionals seeking to join the register

A long-overdue resource to tackle racism

The resource highlights four key areas that make up the nursing and midwifery anti-racism resource framework, with actions for consideration as an individual, and as a leader. The resource also...

Civility and kindness: not just niceties, but fundamental pillars of quality care

Wednesday 20 October saw the publication of a new independent investigation by Dr Bill Kirkup: Reading the Signals: Maternity and Neonatal Services in East Kent.

New mandatory training set to transform outcomes for clients with learning disability

Oliver's death and the known significant health inequalities have been the driver for Ms McGowan to campaign for better outcomes. This has resulted in the government introducing a requirement within...

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