In an effort to continue to improve standards and protection for patients and service users the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has introduced a “revalidation” programme for nurses and midwifes.
Revalidation building upon the current three-year renewal cycle and it is the responsibility of each individual nurse or healthcare professional to provide the necessary documentation to confirm that they remain fit to practice.
As a medical professional, you have enough on your mind without having to constantly worry about whether a patient will file a medical malpractice claim against you and whether the claim is valid or not. Unfortunately, in today’s increasingly litigious society, medical negligence claims are becoming more commonplace.
Whether you are a doctor, nurse, cosmetic surgeon, dentist, therapist, paramedic, nutritionist or any other type of medical professional, working in the National Health Service (NHS) or privately, you should have a solid grasp of what medical negligence is and how it affects you. With the proper cover and knowledge, you can help ensure that one mistake or false allegation does not place your job and finances at risk.