UKCC releases misconduct report

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Nursing homes remain the largest single area of practice from which nurses are removed from the register for professional misconduct. In its first-ever Professional conduct annual report, the United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting (UKCC) said it received a rising number of complaints over the past five years. Complaints about nurses working in nursing homes had, however, shown a percentage decrease since 1994-1995 from 36% to 27%. The same period had seen a quadrupling of the percentage of cases arising in medical/surgical settings, and a trebling in the percentage of cases not related to work. UKCC president Alison Norman said the report provided graphic evidence of the UKCC¹s commitment to consider complaints as swiftly, effectively and robustly as possible. “By providing more information and encouraging practitioners to learn from the cases which are considered by the Council, this report can make a major contribution towards helping to improve standards of care for pati

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