Recommendations for nursing
13 April 2011
Government has responded to Frontline care, the former Prime Minister’s Commission report on the future of nursing and midwifery.
A Department of Health press release includes the following recommendations:
- more autonomy for nurses and midwives
- a new contractual right for staff to raise their concerns direct to the Care Quality Commission
- to hold NHS organisations to account for the development of skills for nurses and midwives
- to develop leadership fellowships for nurses and midwives to ensure that leadership talent in nursing and midwifery is spotted and nurtured
- to ensure that there are nationally funded clinical academic training schemes to help nurses and midwives progress into stimulating research careers.
Speaking at the Royal College of Nursing conference, attended by Action for M.E., Health Minister Anne Milton said:
“Our plans to modernise the NHS aim to deliver high quality patient care with NHS frontline staff at the forefront. Nurses and midwives must be given the opportunity to shape and improve care in their area.”