Practitioner

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...

NMC and Far West LHD run workshops

NMC have continued with their program of events and recently visited the Far West Local Health District. A busy schedule of workshops, forums and open discussion sessions were held over a three day period. The sessions were well attended by nurses and midwives from the...

Managing Professional Boundaries: Professional v's Personal Relationships

The Nursing and Midwifery Council have recently commenced running a program of events about their role and responsibilities across NSW. Interactive workshops and forums have been exploring patient safety and the shared responsibility of nurses, midwives and regulators...

Administering Vaccinations: What do you need to know?

Immunisation is a targeted public health initiative to protect the individual and community. The Council currently is managing a number of cases involving the inaccurate administration of immunisations, so we wanted to shed some light on your responsibilities and where...

Criticality of Observations - Mental Health Settings

The Council has recently been managing a number of cases from mental health settings where nurses did not undertake observations of patients at the required level, and documentation of observations had been falsely recorded. This particular case resulted in tragic...

Are you completing appropriate Continuing Professional Development (CPD)?

A complaint was made to the Council about an experienced Registered Nurse and Midwife who had recently transferred her scope of practice from an acute setting to a community based setting. As part of her role, the practitioner was required to administer vaccines and...

Codeine to be script-only

Pain is a significant health burden for many Australians, with up to one in five Australians living with chronic pain. A large proportion of the population rely on over the counter combination medicines containing codeine to manage this pain. However, from 1 February...
About Us
Health professional councils work to protect the health and safety of the public in New South Wales by managing complaints about practitioners and students. Councils work with the Health Care Complaints Commission to decide the best way a complaint should be managed...

Conduct pathway

Conduct issues generally relate to behavioural acts or omissions and often go to the question of character. The conduct pathway allows the Council to manage complaints that may constitute unsatisfactory professional conduct or professional misconduct.
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'Need to know' provides nurses and midwives in NSW with case studies, spotlight articles on practice issues and news items. Links to pdf copies of previous newsletters can be found below.

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