NMC announces appointment of Dr Geraldine Walters as Director of Nursing and Midwifery Education, Standards and Policy

30 March 2016

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has appointed Dr Geraldine Walters as Director of Nursing and Midwifery Education, Standards and Policy.

Geraldine currently works at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Infection Control. She is also a visiting professor at Buckinghamshire New University and at the Florence Nightingale School at King’s College London. Her new role at the NMC will be to lead the work, with key stakeholders, to establish the vision for nursing and midwifery education, clearly demonstrating how this supports public protection.

A cardiac nurse by background, Geraldine brings a wealth of experience to the role having previously held a number of executive nurse director posts in acute NHS trusts in London.

NMC Chief Executive and Registrar Jackie Smith said:

“I am delighted that Geraldine has accepted the position of Director of Nursing and Midwifery Education, Standards and Policy. This is a new role for the NMC, bringing together our education, standards and policy functions into one directorate.

“We know that our education standards need to evolve in the future in order to meet the changing demands that the health and care environment will place on the nurses and midwives of tomorrow. I have no doubt that Geraldine is the best person for this job.”

Dr Walters said:

“I am delighted to have been offered the opportunity to work with the NMC as Director of Nursing and Midwifery Education, Standards and Policy. I look forward to bringing my experience to the role and to working with colleagues and stakeholders to ensure standards are fit for the future.”

 

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Notes for editors

1.   For media enquiries, please contact Hannah Schraer on 020 7681 5936 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.