The consultation launches on 13 June 2017 and runs until 12 September 2017.
The proposed standards and framework set out the way in which students will be educated in the future, and the standards they will have to meet in order to become registered nurses.
We value your views on this work, as you have expert knowledge on the skills nurses need, and play a key role in ensuring that all nurses and midwives meet standards of proficiency throughout their careers.
We’re emailing every nurse and midwife in the UK about the consultation tomorrow. It’s easy to get involved and promote the consultation to your networks by:
- Promote our short and accessible survey aimed at patients and the public that will run alongside the full consultation
- Taking part in one of our events across the UK. These will include Twitter chats, webinars, workshops and focus groups
Prescribing and Medicines Management
A further consultation on our draft standards for prescribing and proposals to withdraw the Standards for Medicines Management will be launched on 15 June and ends on 14 September 2017.
What happens next?
Following the consultation, we anticipate that the final standards of proficiency for the future registered nurse and final education framework and will be discussed and agreed by Council and published in early 2018.
There will be an option for early adopter higher education institutions to implement the new nursing standards of proficiency into new degree programmes from September 2018. The final standards will be adopted by all higher education institutions by September 2019.
There are lots of ways to get involved and have your say – we look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Executive and Registrar
Nursing and Midiwfery Council