The NMC will set out its proposed 2020 to 2025 strategic themes, after seeking the views of nurses and midwives.
Since April, more than 2,500 individuals have responded to the consultation on some of the key challenges facing health and social care, their impact on nursing and midwifery and what the NMC should be focussing on to become a better regulator.
‘Today marks an important milestone for the NMC, and everyone using, delivering and working in nursing and midwifery services across health and social care, who expect and strive for the highest standards of care,’ said Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Executive and Registrar at the NMC.
‘If we are to play our part in making sure safe, effective and kind care can be delivered, we must continue to improve. That’s why we’re working on a bold plan for 2020 to 2025 that can shape the practice of nurses, midwives and nursing associates to provide the better, safer care we all want to see. But we are not there yet. For the next 12 weeks, I hope as many people as possible will take the opportunity to test, challenge and have their say on our draft vision, themes and priorities for action – and help us agree a shared future direction for 2020 and beyond.’
This insight has been used to develop five strategic themes which will help shape the NMC’s next five-year strategy. These are:
- Dynamic approach to shaping practice
- Building a relationship with the public
- Strengthening the relationship with professions
- Using and sharing research, data and intelligence
- Closer collaboration with others
‘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’ said Gill Walton, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives.