NMC council appoints two registrant members with backgrounds in education

The Nursing and Midwifery Council announces the appointment of two nurse members with strong academic pedigree

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has appointed two new members to its council.

Nurses, Professor Karen Cox and Robert Parry will join the chair and nine other members of the council from May 1.

Professor Cox is deputy vice-chancellor of the University of Nottingham and has held other senior positions, including visiting professor at the School of Nursing at Yale University in the United States and the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Trinity College, Dublin.

Mr Parry has been associate director of nursing and midwifery at NHS Education for Scotland since 2008 and has held a number of senior education posts, including dean of the faculty for health and social care at the University of Hull.

NMC council chair Dame Janet Finch said: 'I am delighted to welcome Robert Parry and Karen Cox. Their extensive knowledge and experience in health education will be invaluable in supporting our strategic objectives and our focus on public protection.'

The NMC council is made up of six members from a registrant background and six from a lay background.

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