What the core specialist practice qualification will mean for nurses in community settings
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What the core specialist practice qualification will mean for nurses in community settings

Nick Evans Health journalist

The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s new all-encompassing qualification is for all community settings – and the Queen’s Nursing Institute is set to issue additional guidance

Advanced community nurse training qualifications are undergoing their most significant shake-up for almost 30 years. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has introduced an all-encompassing specialist practice qualification (SPQ) aimed at nurses working in any setting in the community, with the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) planning to build on this by producing a set of standards for nine different fields.

Learning Disability Practice. 25, 5, 13-15. doi: 10.7748/ldp.25.5.13.s6

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