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NMC responds to Government response to Gosport report

21 November 2018

Responding to the Government’s response to the Gosport Panel report into failings in care at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, Matthew McClelland, Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Director of Fitness to Practise, said:

“The events at Gosport War Memorial Hospital were truly shocking and we want to again pay tribute to the families that have fought tirelessly to understand what happened to their loved ones.

“As recognised in the government’s response, the way we regulate nurses and midwives has changed significantly and improved in recent years, however, we are not complacent.

“It is important that we continue to learn from past mistakes and ensure that patients and their families are at the heart of what we do.

“We continue to work closely with the police, other regulators and the Department of Health and Social Care to take forward the recommendations of the independent Panel’s report.”

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Notes for editors

  1. For media enquiries, please contact NMC press office on 020 7681 5884 or email media@nmc-uk.org. ​
  2. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the independent professional regulator for nurses and midwives in the UK. We exist to protect the public. We do this by maintaining the register of qualified nurses and midwives and setting standards of education, training, conduct and performance. We make sure that nurses and midwives keep their skills and knowledge up to date through a regular revalidation process. If concerns are raised about the standards of a registered nurse or midwife, we have a duty to investigate and, where necessary, take action to protect the public.