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Janet Finch: Advisory forum will help NMC to work better across the UK

A new advisory forum will help the Nursing and Midwifery Council stay informed of regional and national issues and enhance engagement with registrants and stakeholders, says NMC chair Dame Janet Finch.

A new advisory forum will help the Nursing and Midwifery Council stay informed of regional and national issues and enhance engagement with registrants and stakeholders, says NMC chair Dame Janet Finch

On 3 November I will be attending the Nursing and Midwifery Councils first ever UK advisory forum in Edinburgh. This initiative provides opportunities for the NMC to work more cohesively across the four UK countries, enhancing our engagement and helping us to stay informed of key regional and national issues.

The forum is as an opportunity for NMC council and senior officers to listen to registrants and learn about the policy and professional issues which are important to registrants and stakeholders in all parts of the UK.

Different approaches

As well as allowing us to hear about activities and policies in other parts of the UK, it will

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A new advisory forum will help the Nursing and Midwifery Council stay informed of regional and national issues and enhance engagement with registrants and stakeholders, says NMC chair Dame Janet Finch


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On 3 November I will be attending the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s first ever UK advisory forum in Edinburgh. This initiative provides opportunities for the NMC to work more cohesively across the four UK countries, enhancing our engagement and helping us to stay informed of key regional and national issues.

The forum is as an opportunity for NMC council and senior officers to listen to registrants and learn about the policy and professional issues which are important to registrants and stakeholders in all parts of the UK.

Different approaches

As well as allowing us to hear about activities and policies in other parts of the UK, it will provide us with insight to ensure our activities are relevant and reflect the different approaches of the four countries.

Representatives from key interest groups have been invited to attend this meeting, along with policy leads in Scotland. I will be attending the forum with NMC chief executive Jackie Smith, who will chair the meeting, and several other council members.

We will be spending the day before the event at Edinburgh Napier University, where we will meet students, staff and clinical partners to further enhance our understanding of the environment for our work in Scotland.


Dame Janet Finch is chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Council 

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