NMC announces opening of new hearings centre
25 July 2014
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has today announced that a new hearings centre based in Stratford London will open in November 2014.
The new hearings centre will replace the NMC’s 20 Old Bailey hearings centre at the expiry of its lease in November 2014. The move will enable the NMC to consolidate its London hearing venues from three to two sites, which will improve operational efficiency.
Jackie Smith, Chief Executive and Registrar of the NMC, said:
“We are delighted to have secured this lease which provides the NMC with longer term hearing space. The consolidation of our hearings sites will also enable us to improve operational efficiency.”
Notes for editors
1. We are the nursing and midwifery regulator for England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Islands. We exist to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the public. We set standards of education, training, conduct and performance for nurses and midwives, and hold the register of those who have qualified and meet those standards. We provide guidance to help nurses and midwives keep their skills and knowledge up to date and uphold our professional standards. We have clear and transparent processes to investigate and deal with nurses and midwives who fall short of our standards.
2. The new hearings centre will accommodate 50 NMC staff and house 14 hearing rooms, consolidating NMC hearing venues from three to two.
3. NMC hearings will now take place at 61 Aldwych and our new hearings centre.
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