Standards & Guidance

Considerations in determining scope: support for professional practice

In order for nurses and midwives to practise competently and to realise their potential in the interests of safe, quality patient care, certain supports need to be in place. These include local and national PPPGs that have been developed collaboratively with practising nurses and midwives and with reference to legislation and research-based literature, where this is available. Health care that is supported by best available evidence assures nurses and midwives that they are delivering safe, quality care. Nursing and midwifery managers and administrators play an essential role in ensuring that “the complex process of guideline development is adequately supported and resourced”(National Clinical Effectiveness Committee 2013:19).

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