Director of Fitness to Practise stepping down

25 May 2017

After 13 years at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Sarah Page, our Director of Fitness to Practise (FtP) has decided the time is right to move on to new challenges and will be leaving the NMC at the end of June.

Jackie Smith Chief Executive and Registrar of the NMC said:

“We have strong leadership within our fitness to practise directorate and Sarah has played an enormous part in establishing this. Throughout her 13 years at the NMC she has played a vital role in supporting me and all of the directors.
“While I am very sad that Sarah is leaving us, she leaves behind a confident team with Deputy Director Matthew McClelland taking on her role for the time being. I wish her all the best for the future.”
Sarah joined the NMC in 2004 as the Head of Legal Services, becoming Assistant Director of Legal Services in 2010 and Director of Fitness to Practise in 2012.


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