Dr Geraldine Walters awarded CBE

Published on 31 December 2016

New Year Honours 2017

The NMC is pleased to announce that our Director of Education, Standards and Policy, Dr Geraldine Walters, has today been awarded a CBE for services to nursing and midwifery.

Geraldine joined the NMC in September 2016 to lead the organisation’s ambitious programme of change for education including the development of new standards of proficiency for future graduate registered nurses and midwives.

Dr Geraldine Walters said:

“I am thrilled and delighted to receive this honour. I am lucky to have worked for a number of inspiring people, and with some fabulous nursing and midwifery colleagues over the years. I owe this to all of them.”

Jackie Smith, NMC Chief Executive and Registrar said:

“Geraldine has dedicated her career to the nursing profession holding a number of vital leadership roles. I am delighted that Geraldine has been recognised in this way.”

Working previously at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Infection Control, Geraldine was also a visiting professor at Buckinghamshire New University and at the Florence Nightingale School at King’s College London. 


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