Organisations that regulate professions in Health and Social Care

What does the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and the linked regulations of 2014 require? (NMC)
That registered providers of care services ensure that they have sufficient numbers of qualified staff to constantly meet service user's needs
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What do the NMC regulate? (NMC)
Nurses and midwives in England
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How do the NMC protect the public? (NMC)
By setting standards of education, training, conduct+performance so that nurses can deliver high quality care throughout their careers
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What do the NMC make sure nurses and midwives do? (NMC)
Keep their skills and knowledge up to date and they enforce the professional standards
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What are the clear and transparent processes for? (NMC)
To investigate nurses and midwives who fall short of the standards
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What is the register for? (NMC)
It has all of the nurses and midwives that are allowed to practice within the UK
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What is the RCN? (RCN)
A membership organisation of registered nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and nursing students
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The RCN are a professional body that carries out what? (RCN)
Work on nursing standards, education practice, as well as a trade union
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Who do the (RCN) represent? (RCN)
The professional interests of nursing staff working in the public, private and voluntary sectors
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The RCN are on the NHS staff council which regulates what? (RCN)
Pay, terms and conditions for NHS staff, they also bargain for pay terms+conditions with other independent sector organisations
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What do the GMC work to protect? (GMC)
The patient's safety and improve medical education and practice across the UK
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Who do they work with? (GMC)
They work with doctors, employers, educators and patients to achieve high standards of care
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What are the GMC responsible for? (GMC)
For deciding which doctors are qualified to work in the UK and to oversee UK medical education and training
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What are the GMC also responsible for? (GMC)
Setting the standards that doctors are required to follow throughout their careers+ where necessary take action to prevent a doctor for putting the safety of patient or the public's confidence in doctors at risk
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What do the HCPC regulate?
protecting the public
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How do the HCPC do this?
They keep a register of health+care professionals that meet the standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health
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What does each of the professions that the HCPC regulate have?
One or more designated title which is protected by law, these include titles like physiotherapist+dietitian
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Who has to be on the register? (HCPC)
Anyone who uses one of these titles, a person who is not registered and who misuses a designated title is breaking the law and may be prosecuted
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What do the NMC regulate? (NMC)

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Nurses and midwives in England

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How do the NMC protect the public? (NMC)

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What do the NMC make sure nurses and midwives do? (NMC)

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What are the clear and transparent processes for? (NMC)

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