Views on the future
What are the big issues for the nursing, midwifery and care professions going forward? And where does the NMC need to focus attention?
These are just some of the questions we've set to the first of our contributors in a series of blogs which are intended to air important issues and spark debate.
If you have a view and would like to contribute a blog, drop us an email.
How should the NMC move forward?
Candace Imison, NMC Director of Strategy Development, launched our blog series.
In the second blog in our series, David Benton, Chief Executive of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, a US-based not-for-profit organisation, offers a global view.
In the third blog in our series we hear from Gill Walton, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), one of the world’s oldest and largest midwifery organisations, representing the majority of the UK’s midwives.
Should we be strengthening our voice to lead? Greta Westwood, Chief operating officer of the Florence Nightingale Foundation, thinks so. Greta qualified as a nurse in 1983 and a midwife in 1987, completing an MSc in Health Psychology in 1996 and PhD in Nursing in 2010.
Roger Kline is a research fellow at Middlesex University Business School and co-author with Duncan Lewis of The price of fear: Estimating the financial cost of bullying and harassment to the NHS in England (2018).
Saffron Cordery is NHS Providers deputy chief executive and having worked in the healthcare sector since 2007, has extensive experience in policy development, influencing and communications. Previously, Saffron was head of public affairs at the Local Government Association, the voice of local councils in England.
In this co-produced blog, NMC Chief Executive Andrea Sutcliffe and Think Look Act spokesperson and carer Jeanne Carlin talk the value co-production brings to the NMC.
Mary Watkins, Baroness Watkins of Tavistock, sits as a Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords and is Visiting Professor in the Florence Nightingale Faculty, King’s College London, President of the Florence Nightingale Foundation and is a former Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Plymouth University. In her blog, Baroness Watkins shares her perspective of working with the NMC to influence parliamentary perspectives.