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The NMC isn’t all about striking people off – there’s so much we can do to support care

New chief executive wants registrants going through FtP processes to be shown kindness
Andrea Sutcliffe

New chief executive wants registrants going through FtP processes to be shown kindness

  • The nurse regulator has a greater role to play in supporting care improvements, says its new head
  • She makes clear distinction between individual culpability and mistakes made under unreasonable work pressures
  • The NMC will strive to minimise referrals by empowering employers to handle a greater volume of complaints in-house

For many nurses, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the organisation that takes their registration fee and – should they ever get into serious trouble – removes them from the register. It exists to protect the public. It is a distant and at times punitive presence in the world of nursing.

The NMC’s new chief executive,

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