NMC seeks senior registrant for executive director role

Published on 13 July 2022

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We’ve launched our recruitment campaign for a new Executive Director of Professional Practice, following the news that Professor Geraldine Walters will step down from the role in November.

In the next few years, the Executive Director of Professional Practice will lead reviews of some of our most important regulatory tools. These include our Code, which sets out the professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates and our revalidation process, which helps make sure professionals keep developing their knowledge and expertise throughout their careers.

The successful candidate will also lead a comprehensive review of advanced nurse practice, exploring whether regulation is needed and if so, how it should be delivered.

Andrea Sutcliffe, NMC Chief Executive and Registrar, said:

“We’re looking for someone with a bold vision for the future, capable of providing strategic direction and support for the professions, a born collaborator with a resolute focus on achieving our ambition for safe, kind, effective care that improves everyone’s health and wellbeing.

“Our Executive Director of Professional Practice has a vital regulatory leadership role for the nursing and midwifery professions across the UK. As our most senior registrant, they will need to bring in-depth knowledge and understanding of the professions. This will be key to making decisions that shape practice across health and care, ensuring the voice of the professions is clearly heard within the NMC executive team.”

We’ve appointed Hunter Healthcare to lead recruitment to this vital role. To find out more, including how to apply, please visit the recruitment microsite.

At the same time we are recruiting to the vacant post of Executive Director for People and Organisational Effectiveness. Details for that post are also included on the recruitment microsite.


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