Nursing & Midwifery Council Edinburgh Office

The NMC have opened a new office on the ground floor of 114-116 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4LH. The Edinburgh office is the base for Cathy Cairns (Assistant Director for Scotland and Northern Ireland affairs). This office will provide a state of the art fitness to practise hearing space and offers a fit for purpose hearings facility which will provide separate facilities for witnesses, registrants and their representatives.

For more information please refer to the following document:

pdf NMC Edinburgh Office

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Health guidance note on the new Infection Prevention and Control in Childcare Settings

This health guidance note is applicable to day care of children's settings (excluding schools and some elements are not applicable to outdoor nurseries), to the public and Social Care & Social Work Improvement staff involved in RICE activities.

It explains how the new national guidance document should be used, how it maps to the regulations and national care standards and includes lessons from regulatory activities, useful references and websites.

Click here to view/download the document.

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Revised health guidance on Disposable gloves: use and management

This revised health guidance has now been published on our website.

Go to Infection Control to read more

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Using social media - guidance for social service workers and employers

Many of us now use social networking and file sharing sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

They’re great for staying in touch and creating communities and for most people, joining in is trouble free and fun. But it can be easy to blur the lines between your personal voice and your professional life as a registered social service worker.

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) guidance includes information on:

  • exactly what is "social media"?
  • to friend or not to friend?
  • if you should comment
  • is private really that private?

Read the SSSC guidance here.

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Read our inspection reports as soon as they have been published

We have just created 2 new features for our website which will allow you to view our most recent inspection reports.

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