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The progress and outcomes of black and minority ethnic (BME) nurses through the Nursing and Midwifery Council's "Fitness to Practise" process: Final report

West, Elizabeth; Nayar, Shoba; Taskila, Taina; Al-Haboubi, Moustafa;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Author
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
BACKGROUND\ud This is the first investigation of the relationship between ethnicity and regulation of the nursing profession conducted internationally. The study was commissioned by the Nursing and Midwifery Council which is the regulator of the professions in the UK. \ud \ud AIMS OF THE STUDY\ud “To establish whether the progress and outcomes of Black and minority ethnic (BME) nurses in relation to fitness to practice, from the point of referral to the point of case closure, is different from that of White nurses and midwives (N&M); and whether we can from the data account for any differences identified” (Call for research, NMC 2015). The study was designed to ...
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Section 3: Data and methods..........................................................10

Referrals to the NMC ................................................................................................................ 11 Age: comparing referred to all registered nurses and midwives.......................................... 12 Gender: comparing referred to all registered nurses and midwives.................................... 13 Ethnicity: comparing referred to all registered nurses and midwives.................................. 14 Ethnicity and Gender: Cross-tabulation................................................................................ 15 Sources of referral to the NMC (major categories) .............................................................. 16 Ethnicity and sources of referral: Cross-tabulation .............................................................. 16 Region of qualification and referral ...................................................................................... 17 Summary of findings on referrals to the NMC...................................................................... 18

Progression through the Fitness to Practise Process................................................................ 18 Stages of the Fitness to Practise Process .............................................................................. 18 Ethnicity and progression through the FtP process.............................................................. 19 Source of referral and progression ....................................................................................... 19 Region of qualification and progression ............................................................................... 20

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