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New Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards

In May 2018 the NMC published its new standards of skills and knowledge to reflect the increased demands of the roles and the changing landscape of the way healthcare is delivered in Scotland.

Current Information

The NMC are redefining the standards that student midwives will need to meet in order to deliver evidence-based, compassionate and safe care at the point of registration. As part of this work, they have launched a 12-week Future Midwife Consultation on the draft standards 12th February 2019 and want to hear your views.

Listen to the recorded Go To virtual meetings to engage with stakeholders discussing Scotland's approach to the new NMC Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment as part of the Future Nurse and Midwife Programme Board work plan.

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and Twitter links


The Future Nurse and Midwife Programme Board has been established to support a "Once for Scotland" approach to the implementation of the new NMC standards. Visit the webpage to find links to minutes of the meetings of the programme board, an update on the work plan progress and the approved work plan outlining the workstreams, accountable officers and deliverables associated with a "Once for Scotland" approach.

A national framework for practice supervisors, practice assessors and academic assessors in Scotland has been developed to provide guidance for the implementation of the these new roles in line with the Standards for student supervision and assessment (NMC 2018), click here to access. Also available on this webpage is the practice learning handbook for supervisors and assessors and its associated mapping document.

The Future Nurse and Midwife Programme Board communications group have published the fourth in a series of newsletters. The latest edition (Sept 2019) focuses on updating you on the progress of two of the deliverables from the FNMPB workplan: workstreams 1 and 4.

Also keep up to date on Twitter @NESnmahp, @nmcnews, @kathyduffynhsl, #scotfuturenurse, #scotfuturemidwife, #yourstandardsyoursay and,

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