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New guidelines for mandatory notifications now in effect

Changes to the requirement for nurses and midwives to make mandatory notifications came into effect on 1 March 2020. As registered health practitioners, nurses and midwives are mandatory notifiers and must make a notification in specified circumstances. Mandatory...

Tribunal decision highlights lessons for all nurses

Trigger warning: This article discusses mental health and suicide, which some readers may find distressing. If you are experiencing distress, please contact Nurse & Midwife Support 24/7 on 1800 667 877 or Lifeline on 13 11 14 for confidential help. The Patient You...

Tribunal decision highlights lessons for all nurses

Trigger warning: This article discusses mental health and suicide, which some readers may find distressing. If you are experiencing distress, please contact Nurse & Midwife Support 24/7 on 1800 667 877 or Lifeline on 13 11 14 for confidential help. The Patient You...

Access to information

We are required to make certain information available and respond to requests for information. This means that information will generally be released unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure. From 1 July 2010 the Government Information (Public...

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...

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