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15th Nov 2019Newsflash

Now who is lacking insight?

Independent report into NMC’s handling of Morecambe Bay cases finds significant failings At the end of October 2019 Verita published its “Independent audit to review the NMC’s handling of documentation relating to midwives at Furness General Hospital”. The audit exposes a series of record keeping failures, as well as a lack of candour in communication […]

6th Oct 2019News

Sexual misconduct: it’s worse if you’re a nurse

Sexual misconduct: it’s worse if you’re a nurse In 2009 the Professional Standards Authority published guidance for patients and professionals with the aim of helping them to avoid becoming a victim or perpetrator of sexual misconduct. Regrettably instances of sexual misconduct have continued and the PSA therefore, commissioned Professor Rosalind Searle, a chartered psychologist at […]

6th Oct 2019News

New Notification of Death Regulations: Filling A Lacuna in the Law

On 1st October 2019 the new ‘Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019’ came into force.  Long anticipated, these guidelines set out a roadmap for when the medical profession will be under a duty to notify a senior coroner of a death.  A new set of written obligations with the force of law behind them may initially […]

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