UKCC stops care home from providing supervised practice
The regulatory body for nursing has withdrawn the right of Avon Gorge nursing home in Leigh Woods, Bristol, to offer supervised practice placements for overseas nurses. The United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting (UKCC) said it had taken the decision in the light both of information received from Avon Gorge and complaints from other employers and overseas nurses themselves. These had indicated that overseas nurses were not receiving supervised practice in accordance with UKCC guidelines. UKCC director of business systems Paul Hutchinson said the UKCCÂ¹s guidelines on supervised training were designed both to protect the public and provide overseas nurses with the support they need. “Employers who flout this guidance not only infringe the rights of practitioners but compromise standards of care for patients. That is why the UKCC has taken this action against Avon Gorge Nursing Home,” Mr Hutchinson said. Avon Gorge is a dual registered, 37-bed care home owned by Hopesource Ltd.