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Nursing and Midwifery Council announces return visit to Guernsey

2 November 2015

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) will be undertaking a planned return review visit to Guernsey between 2–4 November 2015. 

The NMC conducted an extraordinary review visit to the island in October 2014, during which it found serious issues with midwifery practice, the quality of supervision of midwives and student nurse practice placements.

Since the extraordinary review took place, the NMC has worked closely with Guernsey’s Health and Social Services Department and the NHS England South Local Supervising Authority to address these issues. During the return visit, the NMC’s review teams will review progress with midwifery supervision and the phased return of pre-registration nursing students to their degree programmes and practice placements in Guernsey.

The reports from the return visit will be available later in the year. 



Notes for editors

1.   The Nursing and Midwifery Council exists to protect the public. We do this by ensuring that only those who meet our requirements are allowed to practise as a nurse or midwife in the UK. We take action if concerns are raised about whether a nurse or midwife is fit to practise.

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