NMC welcomes new Chair of the Midwifery Panel

22 October 2018

The Panel provides high-level, strategic advice to the NMC about midwifery and maternity matters.

Anna van der Gaag is a visiting professor at the University of Surrey, with an interest in what makes and breaks good care beyond the obvious. A former Chair of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), she is a non-executive director at Health Education England and the Kent Surrey and Sussex AHSN and a founding member of the Q Community, a quality improvement network led by the Health Foundation.

Sue Killen, Interim Chief Executive and Registrar at the NMC, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Anna to the Midwifery Panel. She brings with her a wealth of experience in regulation and the wider health and care sector and I look forward to working with her.
“This is an exciting time for midwifery as we develop ambitious new education standards for midwives. The Panel’s valuable advice on this and wider midwifery related matters will continue to play a critical role as we move forward in the coming months.”

Anna will Chair her first meeting today, 22 October 2018.

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Notes for editors

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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.