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NMC names chair for review of post-registration standards

Review will work with unions, chief nurses and QNI and focus on specialist community and public health nursing qualifications
Picture of Dr David Foster, a registered nurse, midwife and former deputy chief nursing officer for England, who has been named chair of an NMC review of post-registration standards for nurses and midwives.

Review will work with unions, chief nurses and QNI and focus on specialist community and public health nursing qualifications

A review of post-registration standards for nurses and midwives is to be led by former deputy chief nursing officer for England David Foster.

The review of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards will mainly focus on specialist community and public health nursing and specialist practice community qualifications.

Working with unions and Queens Nursing Institute

Dr Foster, a registered nurse and midwife who was awarded an OBE for services to nursing and midwifery and charity work in the 2018 New Years

Review will work with unions, chief nurses and QNI and focus on specialist community and public health nursing qualifications

Picture of Dr David Foster, a registered nurse, midwife and former deputy chief nursing officer for England, who has been named chair of an NMC review of post-registration standards for nurses and midwives.
David Foster Picture: Barney Newman

A review of post-registration standards for nurses and midwives is to be led by former deputy chief nursing officer for England David Foster.

The review of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards will mainly focus on specialist community and public health nursing and specialist practice community qualifications.

Working with unions and Queen’s Nursing Institute

Dr Foster, a registered nurse and midwife who was awarded an OBE for services to nursing and midwifery and charity work in the 2018 New Year’s honours, will chair the post-registration steering group.

The group will meet for the first time in November and will work with unions, chief nurses and the Queen’s Nursing Institute.

Dr Foster said: ‘This work will help the NMC to make the right decisions about this group of standards to support better, safer care for people in years to come.

‘It is an important and complex piece of work and I look forward to collaborating with partners to achieve the best outcome.’


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