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NMC starts new search for Northern Ireland council member

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The Nursing and Midwifery Council has launched a recruitment exercise to find a nurse or midwife from Northern Ireland to join its governing council.

In May, almost all the regulator’s previous council members were swept away in an overhaul, with 10 new people appointed to the council alongside the new chair, Mark Addison.

Professor Judith Ellis, who acted as chair for six months last year, was the only existing council member to be reappointed.

The reorganisation followed a review of healthcare professional regulation by the Law Commission, which recommended the overall size of the NMC council be reduced.

The NMC’s council now comprises six nurses or midwives and six lay members, including members from each of the four countries of the UK.

However, previous council member for Northern Ireland Nikki Patterson had her term extended beyond the overhaul because a replacement could not be found during the initial recruitment round.

The regulator has now started a new search process for a nurse or midwife council member from Northern Ireland.

The post is for around three days a month and the remuneration is £12,000 a year, plus expenses.

The closing date for applicants is 8 July. Information on how to apply is available on the NMC’s website.


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  • Once again nurses are being asked to do everyone else's job, my trust are in the process of introducing a new bed management system, who has to fill in details of patients/consultant/ward etc etc? Nursing staff, mostly weekends night duty etc, when there are no ward clerks on duty, this is not nursing duties, if nurses have to change ways of practice we are expected to facilitate this ourselves not ask other professions to make the change, when will trusts stop using nurses to fill in gaps?

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