Do you care about maintaining standards in the nursing and midwifery professions? Do you care about people, fairness and transparency? Then you should join the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Fitness to Practise panel.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council regulates nurses and midwives in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We exist to protect the public, setting standards of education, training, conduct and performance so that nurses and midwives can deliver high quality healthcare throughout their careers. Most nurses and midwives do uphold professional standards and work hard to keep their skills and knowledge up to date, but things can occasionally go wrong. When this happens, we have clear and transparent processes to investigate nurses and midwives who fall short of our standards.
This is where you could help make a big difference.
We are currently looking for people to sit on our Fitness to Practise panel. As an independent panel member you will hear and make decisions on any cases that have been referred to the committee.
We are looking to build a panel made up of people from a range of backgrounds and experience, including people living with disabilities. You must be able to make logical, fair and balanced decisions, work well within a team, and be empathetic and adaptable. You may have developed these skills in a range of different situations.
There are vacancies for registrant panel members (nurses and midwives) and lay members. You can hear a registrant panel member describing her experiences in this.
If you have never considered a role like this before, don’t let this put you off from applying. Full training and support is provided to enable you to make a positive impact.
You would be required for at least ten days per year, and the payment is £310 per day.