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Dr Geraldine Walters awarded CBE

31 December 2016

The NMC’s Director of Education, Standards and Policy, Dr Geraldine Walters has been awarded a CBE for services to nursing and midwifery.

Dr Walters joined the NMC in September 2016 to lead the organisation’s ambitious programme of change for education including the development of new standards of proficiency for future graduate registered nurses and midwives.

Working previously at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Infection Control, Dr Walters is also a visiting professor at Buckinghamshire New University and at the Florence Nightingale School at King’s College London. 

Dr Geraldine Walters said:

“I am thrilled and delighted to receive this honour. I am lucky to have worked for a number of inspiring people, and with some fabulous nursing and midwifery colleagues over the years. I owe this to all of them.”

Jackie Smith, NMC Chief Executive and Registrar said:

“Geraldine has dedicated her career to the nursing profession holding a number of vital leadership roles. I am delighted that Geraldine has been recognised in this way.”

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Notes for editors

  1. For media enquiries, please contact NMC press office on 020 7681 5649 or email media@nmc-uk.org. ​
  2. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the independent professional regulator for nurses and midwives in the UK. We exist to protect the public. We do this by maintaining the register of qualified nurses and midwives and setting standards of education, training, conduct and performance. We make sure that nurses and midwives keep their skills and knowledge up to date through a regular revalidation process. If concerns are raised about the standards of a registered nurse or midwife, we have a duty to investigate and, where necessary, take action to protect the public.