Dame Janet Finch


Janet Finch: We are proud to be a four-country regulator

A forthcoming visit to Wales is part of the NMC’s commitment to stay in touch with nurses and midwives across the UK, says the regulator’s chair Dame Janet Finch.


Janet Finch: The NMC wants to communicate in a way that works for you

Obtaining information from the regulator will soon be easier and faster, thanks to an overhaul of its services and communication channels, says NMC chair Dame Janet Finch.


Janet Finch: The NMC is well equipped to regulate the nursing associate role

Following a Council meeting in January it was decided that the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) will regulate the new nursing associate role. Now the hard work begins, says NMC chair Dame Janet Finch.

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Ensuring fitness to practise is fit for the future

Proposed changes to the fitness to practise process will enable the NMC to make the right decisions at the right time, says Nursing and Midwifery Council chair Dame Janet Finch

Voices - Finally, proof revalidation is not the nightmare many feared, says Janet Finch

I come from an academic background, so am acutely aware of the importance of measuring outcomes in quantifiable terms. I was pleased with our latest revalidation figures because they clearly show that the introduction of the process has been a major success.

Voices - The NMC is responsive to nurses’ ever-changing needs, says Janet Finch

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is committed to being a dynamic organisation that values innovation, invests in technology, and works to engage and influence the next generation of nurses and midwives.

Voices - Exciting challenges are in store for nurses in 2016, says Janet Finch

It is good to pause at the beginning of a new year and reflect on what we have achieved, before we look ahead.

Voices - Revalidation is a chance to develop, so make the most of it, says Janet Finch

The momentous decision to introduce revalidation marks the start of a new era for the UK’s 690,000 nurses and midwives, in which they will be empowered to embrace the Code and learn from other professionals through meaningful discussions.

Voices - Language controls would improve safety and care quality, says Janet Finch

The Nursing and Midwifery Council agreed last week to consult on implementing measures to gain evidence of the English language skills of nurses and midwives trained in Europe.