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									       THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF NURSING OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

                NURSING AND CARE AGENCY MANAGERS

                              ACTION NOTES

   Of a meeting held on the RCN Headquarters on Wednesday, 11th
                           October 2006.


Present:

Angela Thompson, Pauline Pearsall, Jean McLeod, Virginia Ekwueme,
Lis Parker, Mairead Liston, Valerie Smith, Beverley Willie

Apologies:

Keith Carroll, John Murphy, Mary Hirst, Rose Lee.


KNOWLEDGE SKILLS FRAMEWORK AND NHS PROFESSIONALS

Gary Kirwan gave an up-date report to the meeting. In England, it is
anticipated that all NHS staff will have a personal development plan by
October 06 which will help with where they are going in their post and
within the organisation. He advised members to use the sections they
need in the Tool as this will enable members to have an input into their
own development. The Tool will track nurses around the NHS and
Independent Sector. Doctors and dentists have opted out of the
scheme where other sectors, such as the Ministry of Defence have now
opted in.

Members can log on as visitors on the following website:

www.eksf.

This is an electric tool and sets out details of job descriptions and the
knowledge and skills framework.

Scotland and Northern Ireland will start in 2007. Wales will start next
month.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP ACTION GROUP

Pauline Pearsall gave a presentation to the meeting on the progress of
the Professional Development Framework. Pauline currently sits on the
PMS Action Group as a RCN Learning Rep. There are workstreams
looking at Diagnosis, Modelling, Technology, Standards and Interim
Governance. Pauline is working on the Interim Governance Group.
The PMS AG will be reviewing the Forum Mapping Survey on 11th
December. The new term suggested for Divisions is ‘Practice Sector’.

INDUCTION GUIDELINES

Valerie Smith reported that she had received a final draft of the
document. As Skills for Care have now published their induction
standards it was agreed that the Forum document should be checked
against it. It was suggested to work with Skills for Care and invite them
to a future meeting, Keith Carroll would take the lead on this.

Valerie also asked for comments on the document ‘Inspecting for
Better Lives’.

REGULATION – CHANGES TO CSCI

The Commissions are to merge in 2008. Inspectors in the Healthcare
Commission are now called Assessment Managers. There is confusion
about the nurse’s role as an inspector and concerns that this is the third
change so far.

WORKSHOPS

The following debates took place:

Why the drop in attendances at open meetings? Agency Managers
are going through a difficult period at present. Hopefully things may
be more buoyant in 2007. The Committee would construct a
newsletter to re-engage and review its membership.

Topics for future open meetings:

Skills for Care, Work Permits – Visas, Induction Guidelines, Supply of
Midwives, Adaption Nurses.

There is currently one vacancy on the steering committee. Members
who are interested to send their CV to Beverley.willie@rcn.org.uk.
DATES FOR 2007

8th February 2007
14th March 2007 (Joint Management Meeting)
7th June 2007 (Open)
26th September 2007 (Teleconference)
22nd November 2007 (Open)

								
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