Appointment of Mark Addison as Chair of the NMC

The NMC Council acknowledge the appointment by the Privy Council of Mark Addison as Chair of the NMC.

However, as the Council of an independent regulator, they feel it necessary to express their grave concern regarding the appointment selection and lack of an open, transparent and equal opportunities process to demonstrate how this person meets the specifications for the Chair laid out in the CHRE report.

The Council wish to recognise the contribution that has been made by the Interim Chair, Professor Judith Ellis and Interim Chief Executive, Jackie Smith, over the last four months. Under their leadership the NMC is already making progress in many areas identified in the CHRE report.

In the interest of stability, the Council will work with Mark to continue building public and professional confidence in the NMC as an effective and efficient regulator, focusing on our key regulatory function, the protection of the public.


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