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NMC signs up to PCaW’s First 100 campaign

31 July 2014

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) today became one of the first organisations to sign up to Public Concern at Work’s (PCaW) First 100 Campaign, designed to support people who raise concerns within the organisation. 

In 2013 PCaW launched the Whistleblowing Commission to examine the effectiveness of whistleblowing in the workplace and to make recommendations for change. The Commission has published a code of practice that provides practical guidance to employers, workers and their representatives and sets out recommendations for raising, handling, training and reviewing whistleblowing in the workplace. 

Jon Billings, Director of Strategy at the NMC, said:

“We are delighted to be one of the first organisations to sign up to PCaW's First 100 campaign.

“At a time when raising concerns and whistleblowing continue to be high on the public agenda, it is important for all organisations to ensure that they have clear, proportionate and fair whistleblowing policies. We’re especially keen to set a good example.

“At the NMC we hope that any concern raised by our staff or panel members can be dealt with quickly, fairly and at a local level. By signing up to First 100 both NMC staff and members of the public can be assured that the NMC is committed to handling concerns and whistleblowers in accordance with PCaW’s code of practice.”

PCaW is appealing to organisations across all sectors to sign up to the principles of the code and to be part of the ‘First 100’.

 

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Notes for editors

1.   We are the nursing and midwifery regulator for England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Islands. We exist to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the public. We set standards of education, training, conduct and performance for nurses and midwives, and hold the register of those who have qualified and meet those standards. We provide guidance to help nurses and midwives keep their skills and knowledge up to date and uphold our professional standards. We have clear and transparent processes to investigate and deal with nurses and midwives who fall short of our standards.

2.   More information on PCaW’s First 100 Campaign can be found here.

3.   For media enquiries, please contact Madeleine Childs at madeleine.childs@nmc-uk.org or on 020 7681 5936.