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An identification of the extent to which individual practice is regulated within the accountabilities of postholders to their professional bodies.

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C4: An identification of the extent to which individual practice is regulated within the accountabilities of postholders to their professional bodies. Nurses are regulated by the NMC (nursing and midwifery council) which use to be the UKCC (the United Kingdom central council for nursing). In 2002 the UKCC and national boards were replaced with the NMC. The NMC is responsible for overseeing nurses, midwifes and health visitors. The NMC has five main tasks: 1. To maintain and register nurses, midwifes and health visitors. 2. Set standards and guidelines for nursing, midwifery, health visiting, education practice and conduct. 3. Quality assurance for nursing and midwifery. ...read more.

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The NMC takes any compliant, cases of misconduct of any kind seriously. Even when contacted by the client themselves a family member of the client or a member of staff. Nurses are accountable to each other. The grading system which was already mentioned in an early criteria shows the system spread amongst nurse's grades from A-I. Lower grade nurses are accountable to more senior staff. If a grade D-E nurse had a problem they would be accountable to the junior sister, charge nurse or ward sister. If a grade A-C nurse had any problems they would have to speak to a grade D-E nurse. Higher grade nurses have a responsibility to support and guide any lower grade nurses, especially if unqualified or just qualified. ...read more.

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This is the same for midwifery it can also be a very demanding job. Midwifes should remember they are accountable for their actions and should be alert at all times. Although midwifes work in different care settings, it is requires by the NMC that adequate support is provided, by senior midwifes who can offer advice to any midwife or new qualified midwife. Midwifes can become easily tires, so they also need additional support. They are encouraged to speak to some one who is not connected with work, such as a relative or friend who can offer help emotionally. Because they are not involved in the situation and can offer valuable advice. Because of the nature of there work midwifes in less extent are regulated strongly by the governing body NMC and colleagues therefore have to be accountable to each other. Marie Gillespie ...read more.

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