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Council Member Scotland 2022

A message from the Chair of the Council

Dear Colleague,

Thank you for your interest in joining our Council.

We want to see safe, effective, and kind nursing and midwifery that improves everyone’s health and wellbeing. As the professional regulator of almost 745,000 nurses and midwives in the UK and nursing associates in England, we have an important role to play in making this vision a reality.

As Chair, I want to ensure that the midwifery voice and perspective continues to influence and be considered in all our work.

It is also vital that we are alert and responsive to the differing context, health and care policies and service delivery across each of the four countries of the UK. For this specific appointment, the successful candidate must live or work in Scotland and be able to bring that perspective and insight to our work.

As a Council, we want to reflect the diversity of the professions we regulate and the people they care for, and we are clear that embedding equality, diversity, and inclusion in all we do is a key priority for us.

You will be joining the Council at a crucial time. As a current registrant, you will know only too well the intense challenges and pressures facing you and your colleagues. As a Council member, you can help us play our part in supporting the nursing and midwifery workforce in line with our strategy to Regulate, Support, and Influence and our values of being fair, kind, ambitious and collaborative. High on our agenda is working with others to improve midwifery and maternity services and make a difference to the health and wellbeing of mothers, babies, and families across the UK.

We are also working with the four governments to improve our legislation so we can regulate better in future; continuing to implement our future midwife and future nurse education standards; and tackling and resolving our fitness to practise cases as quickly as we can, while making processes fairer and kinder for all involved.

You will be joining an ambitious, forward-thinking Council. We work collaboratively with our Executive to ensure that our shared strategy makes a difference to the health and care of all our communities.

If you have the qualities, commitment, and expertise we need and you live or work in Scotland, I hope you will want to join us.

Sir David Warren