Members of the European Council of Nursing Regulators (FEPI) have appointed Professor Tony Hazell as their new vice president.
Professor Tony Hazell, chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, is one member of a new six-strong executive board which is responsible for FEPI’s strategy.
Professor Hazell is the first lay member of FEPI’s Executive Board. He said: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to play such an important part in shaping FEPI’s future.
“FEPI is the only organisation representing nursing regulators at EU level and is a vital vehicle through which the NMC advocates for patient safety internationally.
“During my term as vice president, I hope to help strengthen FEPI’s profile among the European Commission and the European Parliament, and to help FEPI communicate its messages among patients and health professionals across Europe.”
FEPI brings together nursing regulators from nine EU member states and accession countries, and is also joined through associate membership by regulators in Canada and the United States.
FEPI’s aims are to promote patient-focussed health professional regulation at the European level, and to raise awareness of patient and public safety considerations with respect to EU health and mobility policies.