NMC seeks new Council member for Scotland

Published on 11 January 2022

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We are seeking a new member for Scotland, with midwifery expertise, to join our Council.

The Council is the NMC’s governing body. It sets our strategic direction and takes key decisions. It has 12 members – six lay members and six registrants – including at least one from each of Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.

This open selection process follows Justine Craig’s appointment as Chief Midwifery Officer for Scotland.

Sir David Warren, Chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, said:

“The strength of our Council comes from the different voices around our table, shaping our discussions and informing our decisions. Our new Council member must be a current registrant, able to bring insight from Scotland to our work, as well as midwifery expertise.

“Our Council wants to reflect the diversity of the professions we regulate and the people they care for. And we’re committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion. We welcome applications from everyone who shares that commitment.

“High on our agenda is embedding our Future Midwife standards, as well as working with others to improve midwifery and maternity services, and make a difference to the health and wellbeing of mothers, babies, and families across the UK. In 2022 we will be continuing to support our professionals in these exceptionally challenging times, seeking to reduce our fitness to practise caseload and make our processes fairer for all. I look forward to welcoming a new member who can help us achieve all this and more, in collaboration with the executive team.”

The closing date for applications is 12:00 on 8 February 2022. For more information or to apply, please visit the Aspen people website or email Katy Gall or Catriona Mackie of Aspen People or phone 0141 212 7555.

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