NMC Round Table 28th July 2010 – Regulating Advanced Practice – Thursday, August 05, 2010

Katrina Maclaine and Dave Barton attend the NMC Round Table on the Regulation of Advanced Practice
The topic of this round table will be the regulation of advanced nursing practice (ANP).

The NMC has recently commissioned an external consultant, Abigail Masterson, to do a literature and policy review related to the regulation of advanced practice in nursing and midwifery. The review is intended to inform and provide context to the following questions:
What are the perceived risks to the public of advanced practice in nursing and midwifery?
To what extent (if any) is advanced practice covered by existing regulatory measures?
What would be the added value of specific regulation for advanced practice?
This research will also enable the NMC to take an informed decision about our role in this area.

NMC will report on the outcome of the discussion – more to follow