The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) launched a new emotional and practical support service for nursing and midwifery professionals involved in fitness to practise cases. 

The 12-month Careline pilot will give nurses, midwives and nursing associates involved in fitness to practise cases access to a free and confidential support service. 

The NMC said the new resource, operated by an independent provider, comes less than a year since the professional regulator set up its support service for members of the public who raise concerns when things go wrong with their nursing or midwifery care. 

The NMC has made it clear that the new support service will not replace or change its fitness to practise process for nursing and midwifery registrants but will instead offer advice on general concerns, as well as signposting professionals to other appropriate health or wellbeing services that can help with their individual needs.

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