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NMC chief executive joins charity commission exploring life after Covid

NMC chief executive Andrea Sutcliffe has joined a special Commission set up by the charity Demos.

 NMC chief executive Andrea Sutcliffe has joined a special Commission set up by the charity Demos to help ensure the views of nursing and midwifery professionals and everyone working in or using health and social care services inform the debate on what society should look like after Covid.

The past few months have been a challenge for the country, with changes to how we work, travel, shop and support each other. But it does present an opportunity for growth and improvement and a chance for us to make sure the importance of health and social care and the vital role of nursing and midwifery professionals are fully recognised and considered.

That’s why the charity Demos has opened a new debate about Britain’s future. Called the People's Commission on Life after Covid, they are calling for the public to have their say on how the country should change after the crisis.

It's important that voices of nurses, midwives and nursing associates, who have a unique set of experiences, are heard in this debate which is why the Commission has invited our Chief Executive and Registrar, Andrea Sutcliffe, to help guide the work. She is one of eleven commissioners who will listen to what is shared and help develop a set of proposals for the future, with the hope of creating lasting change

 Speaking on her appointment as a commissioner, Andrea said: 

 “It’s clear the way we live our lives has been fundamentally changed by Covid-19. We have a once in a lifetime chance to come together to shape a future that reflects the incredible collaboration and resilience shown by individuals and communities across the UK throughout this crisis. 

 “Many of our dedicated nursing and midwifery professionals, working across health and social care, have been at the heart of response to this pandemic from the beginning, which is why I’m delighted to be involved in the Commission. I want to play my part to ensure the diverse voices of our nursing and midwifery professionals are heard, and the interests of health and social care are recognised as we all work together to create our new normal.” 

Everyone is invited to join the conversation.

 


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