The review commenced in November 2019 and has had a number of RCN contributors through its steering group or respective Expert Groups. The review acknowledged that this work was long overdue, with the standards being last updated in 2004 and current practice not being reflected in the existing standards.
The consultation will be seeking member responses to standards relating to Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) on Health Visiting, Occupational Health Nurses and School Nurses as well as for Specialist Practice Qualification (SPQs) for District Nurses, General Practice Nurses, Community Learning Disabilities Nurses, Community Children’s Nurses and Community Mental Health Nurses.
The consultation will run for sixteen weeks until 2 August 2021, and is now live, see: Reviewing our post-registration standards.
We will be running a series of webinars during May, June and early July where members can contribute to the RCN’s response. There will be a series of webinars, including one for each country and you can attend the webinar that best works for you. The first confirmed date is Thursday 6 May, 1300-1430 at which the focus will be on England but all are welcome to attend.
We will also be inviting your response through our normal consultation process that goes out to members. You may also make an individual response to the NMC.
Webinar dates are confirmed as follows:
- Thursday 6 May, 1pm - 2.30pm (England focussed, all welcome to attend)
- Thursday 10 June, 1pm - 2.30pm (Scotland focussed, all welcome to attend)
- Tuesday 22 June, 11am - 12.30pm (Wales focussed, all welcome to attend)
- Tuesday 6 July, 5.30pm - 7pm (Northern Ireland focussed, all welcome to attend)
- Thursday 8 July, 5.30pm - 7pm (final event for all countries)
We value your feedback, so please engage with us in whatever process works best for you. Share your views and help inform the future education and practice standards for these vital community roles.
Further details about the series of webinars and information on how to book will be available on the event webpage. Bookings now open.