RCM comments on NMC Future Strategy Consultation - RCM urges midwives to respond

on 24 July 2019 NMC - Nursing and Midwifery Council Leadership Midwifery Education Midwife Training

Today the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has set out its proposed 2020 to 2025 strategic themes for consultation.

The NMC is now seeking views on a number of potential priority areas of work that sit within its strategic themes.

Commenting, Gill Walton, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), said: “This is a positive, and welcome vision from the NMC. It is one that the RCM supports and I urge midwives to respond to it. This will have a big impact on their professional life and on the care they deliver.

“It is crucial that the strategy meets the needs of midwives as a distinct and separate profession from their nursing colleagues. It must also support leadership in the profession and a wider vision for ongoing education and training for midwives.

“Ultimately, and most importantly, it must support midwives to provide safe and high quality care for women, babies and their families.”

For more information – and to provide feedback – on the NMC’s strategic theme proposals, visit www.nmc.org.uk/shapingthefuture.

RCM CEO Gill Walton has written a blog on this issue and this can be read on the NMC website at https://www.nmc.org.uk/news/news-and-updates/blog-speed-dating-at-the-nmc/.

Note to editors

The RCM is the only trade union and professional association dedicated to serving midwifery and the whole midwifery team. We provide workplace advice and support, professional and clinical guidance and information, and learning opportunities with our broad range of events, conferences and online resources. For more information visit the RCM website at https://www.rcm.org.uk/.