Response to appointment of Professor Amanda Croft as Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland

Published on 23 December 2020

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Responding to the news that Professor Amanda Croft has been appointed as Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland, Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, Chief Executive and Registrar at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) said:

"On behalf of everyone at the NMC, I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to Professor Amanda Croft on her appointment as Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland.

"The role of nursing and midwifery professionals has been thrown into sharp focus during the Covid-19 pandemic. I am delighted to know that nurses and midwives in Scotland will by supported by Amanda's leadership as they continue to play a vital role in caring for people and supporting the vaccine rollout in 2021 and beyond.

"I look forward to working with Amanda when she takes up her role in February and continuing the collaborative relationship between the NMC and the Scottish Government in future.

"I would also like to share my sincere thanks to Professor Fiona McQueen for her work as Chief Nursing Officer. Fiona has worked tirelessly to support nurses and midwives in Scotland, even delaying her retirement to support them during the response to Covid-19, and has been a valued partner to the NMC. I look forward to continuing to work together over the new few months and share my very best wishes for her well-deserved retirement in March."

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