NMC addresses concerns for students in Wales.

  • Jackie Smith
  • Published 2015 in Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)


NURSING STANDARD Serious concerns have been published about the provision of education for students at Bangor University in Wales following a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) review. An NMC inspection of education for the nursing and midwifery students found a lack of resources; unsustainable levels of input from teaching staff; and a lack of compliance with rules, standards and guidance set out by the NMC. Last week the NMC released the results of its joint extraordinary review, launched after concerns were raised by the university in May. On June 4, Health Inspectorate Wales (HIW) also notified the NMC about its concerns over midwifery services at Glan Clwyd Hospital, used by Bangor University, which removed all its midwifery students from the hospital two weeks later. In July the NMC visited three other hospital midwifery departments overseen by the HIW. One of the biggest areas of criticism of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board – which oversees Bangor University – was lack of resources. NMC inspectors said: ‘We found the


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