NNCAUK 25TH ANNIVERSARY
LET'S CELEBRATE OUR HISTORY, HERITAGE AND PROFESSION!
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NNCAUK invited to a Round Table at No. 10 Downing Street.
A delegation of 23 Nigerian Nurse from the Nigerian Nurses Charitable Association attended 10 Downing street 13/6/23 to meet with MP Maria Caulfield. The delegation consisted of representation from the executive, members, advisors, student midwife and a recently arrived internationally educated nurse from various health care backgrounds bringing a range of expertise to Downing Street. The round table was coordinated by Councillor Shade Adoh. The delegation met with Myles Stacey OBE, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister. A number of topics were discussed including; specific nursing matters around the health and wellbeing and the safeguarding of nurses across all health care sectors. Nurse migration was discussed heavily as we have seen significant increases in the numbers of Nigerian nurses on the Nursing and Midwifery Council register. Whilst also acknowledging the significant contribution and impact of Nigerian nurses and midwives to the UK nursing population. Noting health disparities we raised issues regarding the disproportionate retention of Black people within mental health settings. The Special advisor Stacey asked us about research findings regarding the acceptance of international qualifications and correlation with UK education system. The Special advisor Stacey was also interested in our strategic visons and increasing the connectivity and visibility of the NNCAUK. It is important that we engage with politicians to ensure that they are abreast of relevant nursing and midwifery matters especially in relation to the diaspora, care and workforce disparities. This is a significant year for the NNCAUK as we are celebrating our 25th year anniversary. We graciously thank Councillor Shade Adoh. Special advisor Stacey and Maria Caulfield MP, office for hosting us.
Could you be a mentor for NNCAUK?
The Nigerian Nurses Charitable Association UK (NNCAUK) is seeking enthusiastic nurses, doctors, midwives, health visitors, and allied healthcare professionals in band 8A roles and above or equivalent from all ethnic origins willing to commit to supporting the organisation in mentoring our members.
We look forward to hearing from you. Thank You!
Response to NMC statement regarding computer based test (CBT)
Thursday 04 May 2023
Response to NMC statement regarding computer based test (CBT) The Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) in the United Kingdom (UK) have released a statement today regarding the Computer Based Testing which is part of the International Educated Nurse overseas registration process for practice in the United Kingdom. The concerns are as follows; Pearson VUE, an organisation that manage the CBT centres on behalf of the NMC alerted the NMC to discrepancies in the CBT process in Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria for 512 individuals. There are 20 centres based in Nigeria and 700 worldwide. The NMC have confirmed the centre has been closed down and there are no other concerns related to the remaining CBT centres. We are extremely concerned about this information and how this may affect practising registrants. We welcome the steps initially taken by the NMC as part of their governance and investigatory process. We urge the individuals that have been contacted and written to by the NMC to respond and fully cooperate. We are unaware of any other concerns and would like to stress that the majority of registrants trained in Nigeria practice with integrity in line with the NMC code of Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates here in the UK. Next steps We are in communication with the NMC, Chief Nursing and Chief Midwifery Officer for NHS England and will liaise as necessary with other health care sectors as required. We will set up additional support services and engage with our members and individuals. We have set some provisional dates for engagement sessions especially for vulnerable and worried registrants/individuals. We will work closely with the identified unions. In addition, the association has contacted and spoken with the registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria and the Nigerian ambassador in the UK to discuss the concerns and the NMC investigation. For individuals that have received a letter from the NMC related to the CBT process and worried individuals, to contact the NNCAUK on this email; email@example.com Signed Leadership Team of the NNCAUK
WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS
Workshops, events, NNCAUK training programmes and celebrations. Here's what is happening at the moments but watch this space for a full events calendar!