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NMC News and Events: October - December 2018

Photo: Kathleen Stacey (left), Managing Director of Beyond, and Janine Mohamed (right), CEO of CATSINaM, presented to Nursing & Midwifery Council members and staff about culturally safe health care. Culturally Safe Health Care In October our Council members and...

New Drug and Alcohol Policy effective from 1 August

We have reviewed our drug and alcohol screening policies to ensure the way we screen is in line with best practice and nationally consistent across Australia. The new drug and alcohol screening policies come into effect on 1 August 2018 . Further information for...

Coming soon! New policy and procedure release

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (the NMC) will be releasing two new policies in the coming months; 'Supervison Compliance' and 'Drug and Alcohol Screening'. Both policies and procedures have undergone appropriate consultation and review, and the NMC will be writing...

Report released: Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Procedures 2018

The Ministry of Health has conducted a review, releasing a report around the current regulation of cosmetic procedures. The report makes a series of recommendations to ensure the safety of patients and clients and to improve the regulatory evironment. At present there...

Answers page - Test your knowledge: New codes of conduct

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia released the new Code of conduct for nurses and Code of conduct for midwives on 1 March 2018. With annual registration for nurses and midwifes due by 31 March, the Nursing and Midwifery Council thought this would be a good...

New Codes of conduct released 1 March - Test your knowledge

On March 1 the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia released the new Code of conduct for nurses and the new Code of conduct for midwives . Both codes set out the legal requirements, professional behaviour and conduct expectations for all midwives and nurses, in all...

Effective Communications

The Council received a notification in relation to a patient who presented at an Emergency Unit with a loss of vision and an unrelenting headache. The patient first presented at changeover time and was assigned a nurse. The assigned nurse did not provide the patient...

Are you registration ready? Don’t take the risk of making a false declaration!

In order to practise in Australia and under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, all nurses and midwives must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), and meet the NMBA's registration standards . Your general or non-...

The Nursing and Midwifery Council supports joint statement regarding cultural safety

The Nursing and Midwifery Council supports a joint statement regarding cultural safety that has been released by organisations including; The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, the Australian College of Midwives, the Australian College of Nursing, the Congress...

International Codes of Ethics to be adopted from 1 March 2018

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), Australian College of Midwives (ACM), Australian College of Nursing (ACN) and Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) have agreed to jointly adopt the International Council of Nurses Code of ethics for...

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