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NMC Chief Executive to step down

Andrea Sutcliffe will step down as Chief Executive and Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

After five years in the role, Andrea has made the decision to leave her post due to poor health. Last month, following a fall, Andrea was found to have a tumour that requires neurosurgery.

The NMC have reported the tumour to be benign and expect Andrea to make a full, but lengthy, recovery. Andrea says the decision was ‘difficult’, but her recovery time means it be could be a while before she is ‘well enough to fully meet the demands of the job’.

‘I want to pay tribute to Andrea for her leadership of the NMC over the past five years,’ said Chair of the Council, Sir David Warren. ‘Under her tenure, the NMC has delivered new standards for our professions, brought the public voice into our key decisions, and played a crucial role in the national response to the pandemic.’

Andrea will leave her role around the time of her surgery, which is expected to be at the end of June. An Interim Chief Executive and Registrar will be appointed while the NMC seek a permanent successor.

In a statement, Andrea said:

‘“It’s been a great privilege to lead the NMC for the last five years. I’ve been constantly inspired by the amazing work that the nurses, midwives and nursing associates on our register do for people and communities.

‘I would like to thank the NMC’s stakeholders for their collaboration on our shared goals over the years, as well as my wonderful colleagues for their consistent hard work and dedication to upholding high standards of nursing and midwifery practice.’

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