Dear Nursing and Midwifery Council,
As you are aware, more GP surgeries now employ nurse practitioners or advanced nurse practitioners to consult with and assess patients.
how do you check on their accreditation to perform such important and high risk roles?
are there cases where nurses have been working as advanced nurse practitioners without the requisite and recognised training and accreditation?
how often do you check to ensure all nursing staff working in and for each GP practice , to assess and treat patients , is appropriately qualified?
Which director is responsible for oversight of and maintaining this important quality standard
Is it a criminal offence for a clinician to perform a role for which they are not adequately qualified or accredited? as an example, a nurse physically assessing children under 2 years of age but without the requisite training and accreditation to perform such a role?
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