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A lifelong quest for excellence

01 November 2009

Mental Health Practice


An interview with Joyce Fletcher, the mental health nurse championing teamwork and nurse education on the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Evaluation of an ‘understanding and managing feelings group’

29 February 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

This article describes the evaluation of a group intervention designed to promote the improved recognition and positive management of emotions in adults with a mild...

Maintaining standards in mental health nursing

01 May 2013

Mental Health Practice


This article explains the impact that professional regulation has on mental health nursing and the remit of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in providing...

Ten years of transfusion practitioners and better blood transfusion in Scotland

27 February 2014

Nursing Management

Art & Science

After the Department of Health’s Better Blood Transfusion recommendations (DH 2002) ten years ago, a network of 18 transfusion practitioners supported by a central...

Changes to regulation in the independent and third sectors

01 March 2011

Nursing Management


The Health and Social Care Act 2008 has led to the establishment of a new regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and to major changes in how health and social...

Cases in the balance

27 July 2010

Nursing Standard


A day spent watching a fitness for practice panel reinforced what Michael Traynor found in the literature about referrals to the nurse regulator.

Rebuilding confidence

27 January 2009

Nursing Standard

General article

Heavy criticism of the Nursing and Midwifery Council last year has led to big changes in the organisation.

Supporting nursing students during fitness to practise hearings

13 April 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nursing students whose behaviour or health raises serious questions about their fitness to enter the profession may have to appear before a fitness to practise...

Importance of reflection in revalidation

27 February 2019

Nursing Management

Staff development

Reflection is a hallmark of professional practice and an important element of the Nursing and Midwifery Council revalidation process. Following two previous...

Cognitive behaviour therapy-trained staff’s views on professional accreditation

13 September 2017

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

Many cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) trained mental health professionals seek non-mandatory accreditation with the British Association for Behavioural and...