The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has opened a public consultation on standards of education and practice for post-registration community nursing. The Queens Nursing Institute is asking all community and primary care nurses to engage with this consultation because the proposed standards will have an impact on the education of nurses leading and managing nurse-led services in the community. The deadline to respond is 2 August 2021.
The NMC consultation affects the existing five recordable Specialist Practitioner Qualifications (SPQs): District Nursing, General Practice Nursing, Community Mental Health Nursing, Community Learning Disabilities Nursing, and Community Children’s Nursing. It also has significant implications and presents opportunities for nurses leading teams in other nurse led-services in the community, such as Care Home Nursing and in Homeless and Inclusion Health services.
To respond please go to https://www.nmc.org.uk/about-us/consultations/current-consultations/future-community-nurse/