Senior nursing and midwifery advisors appointed

Published on 09 September 2015

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has appointed Donna Ockenden as a Senior Midwifery Adviser and Dame Eileen Sills as a Senior Nurse Advisor.

Donna will continue in her current role as Co-Clinical Director of the Maternity Strategic Clinical Network at NHS England. Dame Eileen Sills will continue to work as Chief Nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

NMC Chief Executive and Registrar, Jackie Smith said:

"We are committed to improving how we protect the public through modern and effective regulation. We recognise that nurses and midwives have an important role in shaping how we deliver public protection.

"I am very pleased to welcome Donna and Dame Eileen to the NMC.

"We recognise that midwives like Donna have a massive role to play in the future of regulation and Donna brings with her important experience in maternity services and midwifery.

"Dame Eileen brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise from her role leading nursing and midwifery services at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust."


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