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NMC voices concern over CHRE's power

6 June, 2008

NMC voices concern over CHRE's power

The NMC is calling on CHRE to respond cautiously to NMC rule changes and not make changes for `artificial consistency'.

Midwives magazine: December 2004

 

  The NMC is calling on CHRE to respond cautiously to NMC rule changes and not make changes for `artificial consistency'. 

 

  The NMC has urged the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) to proceed with caution in making any proposed changes to the NMC's rules under section 27 of the NHS Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002.

 

The CHRE is a statutory overarching body established in 2003. It promotes best practice and consistency in the regulation of healthcare professionals by nine regulatory bodies including the NMC. It can instruct a regulatory body such as the NMC to make or change rules if this is thought necessary to protect the public.

 

The NMC is calling on the CHRE to `pause and reflect' on whether strong evidence of a need for further public protection exists, before proceeding with any rule changes.

 

Sarah Thewlis, chief executive and registrar of the NMC commented: `Each regulatory body is different and must be treated separately. A change that may be appropriate for one may not be appropriate for another. CHRE must be able to demonstrate that any change to the NMC's rules is based on clear and substantial evidence that would enhance public protection and not just be for the sake of artificial consistency.' 

 


 

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