NMC seeks Fitness to Practise Committee panel members

Published on 22 March 2021

Are you passionate about making a difference?

We're looking for people to sit on our Fitness to Practise Committee panels as registrant and lay panel members.

Our committee panels make decisions at fitness to practise hearings and meetings about whether a nurse, midwife or nursing associate is fit to practise.

Panel members are independent decision makers who work with us as contractors for a minimum of 15 days per year. Their actions make a significant difference to nurses, nursing associates and midwives, as well as those who raise concerns with us or attend our hearings as witnesses.

We want to receive applications from as broad a range of people as possible; to ensure that our panel members are representative of the professions we regulate.

To be a panel member you need to make logical, fair and balanced decisions and importantly be able to explain them in simple terms to the people who are affected.

You also need to be able to work well as part of a team and be empathetic and adaptable to the needs of those around you.

Find out more and apply. The closing date for applications is 9 April 2021.

Interim Director, Professional Regulation of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Tom Scott, said:

"We're excited to be recruiting diverse lay panel members and registrant panel members to serve on our Practice Committees by July 2021.

"Our panel members play a vital role in shaping how we regulate, ensuring we protect and maintain the confidence of the public, and shape the safe, effective and kind care we all want to see.

"With more than 725,000 nursing and midwifery professionals across the four nations of the UK on our register, we want our members to be representative of our wider community and to share our commitment to diversity.

"We therefore want to hear from those who share our values - fair, kind, ambitious and collaborative - and those who want to uphold the standards the public and our registrants expect."

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