Scottish midwife appointed NMC designate Council member

on 03 December 2020

A Scottish midwife has been appointed as a designate Council member at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Justine Craig, a registered Scottish midwife, will take on her role at the NMC from 1 May 2021.

“It is a great privilege and honour to be appointed to the Council and I am looking forward to being able to contribute both my midwifery expertise and the Scottish perspective to the Council’s work,” she said.

Positions to be on the Council were advertised with a keen interest in midwifery registrants and people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

It is reported that the NMC received a positive response and was overwhelmed by “the wealth of talent out there.”

The NMC’s governing Council is made up of 12 members (six lay people and six current nurses, midwives or nursing associates, appointed by the Privy Council.

It is a requirement that the Council has at least one representative from Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland.

More information about the Council member appointment can be found here.