Professional regulators: Summary of press releases by regulators - July 2013

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ACCA and IMA announce new global strategic initiative promoting Financial Leadership and Performance

ACCA press release 24.06.13

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) announce a new strategic initiative for the global finance profession, Financial Leadership and Performance. Launched officially on 23 June 2013 during IMA’s Annual Meeting of Members at the start of IMA’s Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans, ACCA and IMA also signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA), approved by IMA’s Board of Regents and ACCA’s Council.

10,361 new members join ACCA in 2012/13

ACCA press release 18.6.13

Employers say ACCA is a world leading brand and would recommend the global professional body to other organisations. World-wide membership of ACCA has increased from 154,000 to nearly 162,000 over 2012/13, the global body for professional accountants has announced, with some 10,361 new members being welcomed in the period. ACCA also reports that business leaders and employers of professional accountants have endorsed ACCA as a global leader in its sector, following a survey which covered 35 countries.

GOC seeks views on future of student and business regulation

OC press release 25.7.13

The General Optical Council (GOC) has launched two consultations seeking views on how it might regulate optical students and businesses in the future.

Teacher misconduct-the prohibition of teachers. Changes to the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) advice

This consultation seeks the public’s views on proposals to revise the ‘National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) advice on Teacher misconduct.

NMC seeks feedback on professional indemnity insurance information

NMC 22.07.13

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has launched an engagement exercise to seek views on draft information about the new professional indemnity insurance requirement.

NMC formally responds to the Francis Report

NMC press release 18.7.13

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has formally responded to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry report (the Francis report).

NMC acting more quickly to protect the public

NMC press release 17.7.13

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has released figures showing dramatic improvements in the imposing of Interim Orders* (IO’s).

The Francis report: the position of the General Pharmaceutical Council

GPC 18.07.13

The General Pharmaceutical Council has confirmed its position in respect of the Francis report.

GDC approves ‘Standards for the Dental Team’

The General Dental Council (GDC) has published its new ‘Standards for the Dental Team’ which will replace its current Standards Guidance.

GMC responds to: 'Review into the quality of care and treatment provided by 14 hospital trusts in England'

GMC 16.07.13

NMC responds to the independent review of the Liverpool Care Pathway

NMC 15.7.13

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has initially responded to the independent review of the Liverpool Care Pathway.

HCPC launches fees consultation

HPC press release 10.7.13

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has launched a three month consultation on proposals to increase its registration fees in 2014.

New proposals to ensure care and compassion in the NHS and in social care

Department of Health 10.07.13

All healthcare assistants and social care support workers should undergo the same basic training, based on the best practice that already exists in the system, and must get a standard ‘Certificate of Fundamental Care’ before they can care for people unsupervised, according to a new independent report published today.

RCVS Charitable Trust re-launches as RCVS Knowledge

RCVS press release 5.7.13

The RCVS Charitable Trust, has today announced a complete rebranding that includes a change of name – RCVS Knowledge – and the refocus of its mission on supporting the flourishing evidence based veterinary medicine (EBVM) movement across the globe.

Report released on NMC progress

Nursing and Midwifery Council 02.07.13

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has been told that it has made improvements in the past year, in its annual review by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

The report released on NMC progress is available here.

Final countdown begins to end of CPD

At the end of July almost 40,000 dental care professionals will have reached the end of their five year cycle of continuing professional development (CPD).