NMC responds to review of neglect of older people living in care homes – Operation Jasmine
14 July 2015
The NMC has responded to the report In search of accountability: A review of the neglect of older people living in care homes investigated as Operation Jasmine.
NMC Chief Executive and Registrar Jackie Smith said:
“We welcome the report of the review into the appalling neglect of older people in care homes investigated as Operation Jasmine. The NMC has struck off three nurses from the register and a further six cases are currently being heard.
“We at the NMC accept that there is more we can do to speed up how we deal with complaints against nurses and midwives and we have made significant progress in this area in recent years. The NMC’s own regulator, the Professional Standards Authority, has acknowledged the improvements we’ve made in concluding fitness to practise cases more quickly, however we remain committed to seeking the vital reforms to our legislation which will allow us to further speed up how we deal with cases in the future.
“We are committed to working collaboratively with other professional regulators and relevant bodies within health and social care and look forward to contributing towards a framework that will help us to work better together in the future.”
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