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Meet the Council’s new members - Ms Lyn Francis, Ms Vasiliki Betihavas, Ms Jayne Meyer Tucker

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of NSW welcomed three new members in July 2020: Ms Lyn Francis - registered nurse and registered midwife Ms Vasiliki Betihavas – registered nurse Ms Jayne Meyer Tucker – community member. In this Q&A, the new members share a bit...

New video available - Performance assessment overview

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of NSW has published a video that provides an overview of the performance assessment process. A performance assessment is a confidential process that provides an independent assessment of a practitioner’s professional performance. The...

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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...

Nurse's poor performance exposes health issue

This story describes a nurse with long term alcohol misuse. Her name and identifying characteristics may have been changed to maintain privacy. Do you or someone you know need help with alcohol? Get free, confidential support 24/7 from Nurse & Midwife Support: 1800...

Meet Council Member Kate Cheney

Kate shares what has surprised her about working in regulation and her view on the biggest challenges facing nurses and midwives at work.

Aged care nurse verbally abuses patients, then claims unfair dismissal

An employer reported a complaint that one of their nurses failed to form therapeutic relationships and demonstrated poor professional standards. At the time of the complaint, EN Beth was in her late 50’s and had first registered as a nurse in 2014. Her employer alleged...

Aged care nurse's aggressive behaviour leads to conditions for practice

RN Harriett was 45, originally from Southeast Asia, and had lived in Australia since 2004. She had completed a two week placement at an aged care facility and elder abuse education when undertaking her degree. Whilst at university, she worked as a catering assistant...

Performance complaint about aged care nurse reveals health impairment

The Council received a complaint about RN Sarah’s performance from her community health services employer. Sarah was 55 and had been registered as a nurse since the 1980’s. She had worked in various settings including acute care, aged care and justice health. She had...

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