More than 2000 respond to NMC standards review

20 September 2021

The NMC consultation, ‘Building on ambitions for community and public health nursing’, closed in August. It sought views on proposed new proficiency standards for specialist community and public health nursing (SCPHN), which were last updated 15 years ago.

The consultation had received 2362 responses from professionals, educators, students and the public across the UK, the NMC report said.

Professor Geraldine Walters CBE, executive director of professional practice at the NMC, said: ‘This is such an important piece of work that we know has generated a great deal of public discussion and debate. To see such high volumes of direct response from so many different people via our consultation process is absolutely fantastic.’

Unite-CPHVA has been calling for SCPHN standards to be reviewed for more than 10 years and was involved in all aspects of the consultation.

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