Today, the QNIS signed a joint letter to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) regarding concerns over the review of post-registration standards, in particular, the need for bespoke standards to support each of the specialist practice qualifications (SPQ). The NMC commissioned a report by consultants Pye Tait to analyse and summarise themes arising from the engagement process in 2020. However, it is unclear that the Pye Tait report has been taken into account in the NMC’s continuing review.
The signatories to the letter to the NMC are experts in nursing in the community and support the development of bespoke standards of proficiency, supported by the evidence in the Pye Tait review, in addition to the core standards. This letter has been shared with the four CNOs in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the nursing media.
The letter is below:
Analysis of the Pye Tait review can be found here: NMC bespoke standards from Pye Tait review
Comms contact at QNIS is Tasha Prigmore: firstname.lastname@example.org
Relevant links on the NMC website include:
- NMC: Reviewing our post-registration standards
- NMC: Reviewing our post-registration standards – What we’ve done so far
- NMC: Reviewing our post-registration standards – What we’re hearing