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Nursing regulator's head of fitness to practise to step down

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The nursing regulator’s head of fitness to practice procedures is to step down from her role after 13 years, it has been announced.

Sarah Page, director of fitness to practise at the Nursing and Midwifery Council, has “decided the time is right to move on to new challenges” and will be leaving the regulator at the end of June.

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Nursing regulator’s head of fitness to practise to step down

Sarah Page

Ms Page joined the NMC in 2004 as head of legal services, becoming assistant director of legal services in 2010 and director of fitness to practise in 2012.

The NMC credited her with reducing by more than 50% the time it takes to conclude investigations and significantly increasing the number of hearings held each day.

Jackie Smith, NMC chief executive and registrar, said: “We have strong leadership within our fitness to practise directorate and Sarah has played an enormous part in establishing this.

“Throughout her 13 years at the NMC, she has played a vital role in supporting me and all of the directors,” said Ms Smith.

“While I am very sad that Sarah is leaving us, she leaves behind a confident team with deputy director Matthew McClelland taking on her role for the time being. I wish her all the best for the future,” she added.

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