Millions of people each year are cared for by the 692,000 nurses and midwives registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). As their regulator, the NMC exists to protect the public by maintaining the UK's nursing and midwifery register, setting standards for education and practice, and taking action if a nurse or midwife's fitness to practise is called into question.
In exercising its function of protecting the public, the NMC has a key task to consider allegations of impairment of fitness to practise on grounds that include misconduct, lack of competence, a caution or conviction for a criminal offence and physical or mental ill health. Where a case to answer is found, these allegations are referred to the NMC’s independent practice committees for determination. These practice committees are made up of both nurse or midwife (registrant) and lay panel members.
We are now seeking to appoint members of the public (lay), nurses and midwives to these crucial roles. Applicants should have a genuine interest in making a significant contribution to safeguarding the health and well-being of the public and maintaining confidence in the profession. Collaborative yet able to exercise independence of judgement, individuals must also possess high levels of integrity, patience, resilience, confidence and professionalism in dealing with pressured, unpredictable and sensitive situations and, at times, differing points of view.
To find out more and to apply, please click APPLY.
Closing Date: 12 noon Friday 28th October 2016
Final Panel Interviews: January 2017
The NMC is committed to promoting equality and diversity and would welcome applications from individuals from a BAME background as these groups are currently under represented. Appointments will be based on merit alone.