Nursing And Midwifery Council ( Nmc ) And The Department Of Health

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In this section of my assignment, I am going to discuss the roles of two main overarching organisations in relation to the provision of health care services. Therefore, the two organisations I will be talking about are the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Department of Health (DH) Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC): The NMC is an overarching organisation which is part of the health care services and it main focus is based on nurses and midwives in the United Kingdom (UK). However, this overarching organisation is an organisation that exist in order to safeguard the health and well-being of the population in the UK. Also, one of their responsibility is that, they set standards of education, training and conduct that nurses and…show more content…
As part of the NMC roles and responsibilities, they guarantee that medical attendants (nurses) and birthing assistants (midwives) keep their abilities and knowledge up to date and maintain the norms of their expert code of practice. Basically, the NMC ensure that nurses and midwives update their knowledge on new illness or disease and by doing this, it enables nurses and midwives to update and be aware of new diseases that are coming up currently or in the future. For examples, in 2014-2015, one of the most killer disease was Ebola in African. However, nurses who work in the UK had the opportunity to undergo training as to how to deal with that particular virus which helped to update nurses’ knowledge about the disease. However, the NMC help to provide knowledge and awareness of how to use personal protective equipment to help avoid the spread of the disease in the UK and this improved greatly healthcare provision because test for Ebola virus was in place and nurses had a special room for individuals who were affected by the disease and were rushed in the UK for treatment. Also, though nurses’ knowledge and skills were updated, but still individuals were
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