Date of release: 7th March, 2014
A quality assurance inspection has been carried out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as part of a two-day review of the University of Wolverhampton’s Adult Nursing and Health Visitor Degree Programmes.
The review involved a visit to The Royal Woverhampton NHS Trust’s New Cross Hospital site, where many of the students on the three-year programmes take up clinical training placements.
Following the inspection, the NMC team praised the successful partnership between the Trust and the university and concluded that all standards are met in providing clinical training and educational support to student nurses.
During the planned visit, NMC reviewers met the Trust’s Nurse Pre-registration Education Team, a cross section of nursing students and registered nurses who are mentors to students during their time on clinical placement at the Trust.
The team also met with the Trust’s Chief Nurse, Cheryl Etches, and Lynne Fieldhouse, Head of Nursing – Education & Safeguarding.
Lynne said: “All standards were met and the highest possible outcome has been achieved with the reviewers identifying notable practice and positively recognising the successful partnership working between the university and the Trust.
“We welcome the full report in due course.”
The review is part of a new quality assurance framework introduced by the NMC to ensure that education programmes and supervision of midwives meet required standards and that processes are in place to manage risk.
Sixteen universities and six local supervising authorities in the UK were chosen to be the first to receive review visits under the new quality assurance framework.