The Nursing and Midwifery Council want to identify good practice, innovation and collaboration within nursing and midwifery.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the regulator for nurses and midwives in
the UK, and nursing associates in England. They make sure nurses, midwives and nursing associates work in ways that are safe and kind and have the knowledge and skills they need to provide good care.

Demand for health and care is rising, with advances in technology and treatment
options growing. Peoples’ individual needs and the support professionals provide for families can be complex. That’s why the NMC has a responsibility to make sure professionals are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Practice learning is a key part of this.

Nursing and midwifery education and training takes place at NMC approved educational institutions. Half of the programme consists of academic learning. The other half is practice learning, where academic learning is applied to their developing practice, through supportive, supervised practice with direct contact with people receiving care and their families. This can take place in the community or in hospitals, or care homes, for example.

NMC want to review practice learning for both nursing and midwifery. They want to identify good practice, innovation and collaboration in the UK and internationally. And they want to hear what you think about nursing and midwifery student learning.

What support do you think students should receive when they are caring for people or observing the way people are cared for? What is most important to you when thinking
about receiving care?

They want to hear from you on these and other questions. If you’d like to have a say and help shape the review, please get in touch by Wednesday 15 May 2024.

They are setting up a public advisory group made up of people with lived experience of nursing and/or midwifery care, and colleagues from charities, advocacy and patient groups.

Everyone’s voice matters. They are keen to hear from a range of people from different backgrounds and with diverse health and social care experiences, including people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, disabled people and people living with long-term conditions.

Places on the advisory group are limited so please get in touch as soon as you can. You can find out more by emailing PracticeLearningReview@nmc-uk.org.

Meetings will take place online every six to eight weeks between June and November 2024 during the initial phase of the work. NMC have an involvement payment policy in place to support your participation.

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