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Statement following confirmation of death of nurse Kirsty Boden

06 June 2017

Jackie Smith, NMC Chief Executive and Registrar said:

“My thoughts and the thoughts of everyone at the NMC go out to the family of nurse Kirsty Boden who so tragically died following the appalling events that unfolded at London Bridge on Saturday evening. My thoughts are also with the many other victims and their families who have been affected by this terrible incident.”

“As ever, our gratitude must go to the emergency services and healthcare professionals, including nurses who go above and beyond the call of duty in caring for those caught up in these tragic events.”

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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.