These proposed changes will:
- remove statutory midwifery supervision provisions, which will result in a clear separation of the roles and purpose of the supervision and regulation of midwives
- remove the statutory Midwifery Committee from the NMC’s governance structures.
- make improvements to the NMC’s fitness to practise processes to enable further improvements and deal with cases in a more appropriate manner
Relevant consultation documents can be found at: www.gov.uk/government/consultations/changes-to-nursing-and-midwifery-council-governing-legislation
The consultation commenced on 21 April 2016 and will run for 8 weeks, ending on 17 June 2016 at 11.45 pm. The Department of Health welcomes responses from Northern Ireland.
Please note responses to the consultation should be sent to the Department of Health England directly: