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RCN responds to appointment of new NMC chief executive

4 Oct 2018

Andrea Sutcliffe will take on the role from January 2019.

Andrea Sutcliffe

Bringing over 30 years’ experience in health and social care, Andrea Sutcliffe has been announced as the new Chief Executive and Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Dame Donna Kinnair, Acting Chief Executive of the RCN, said: “I’m very pleased to hear that Andrea Sutcliffe is to be the new Chief Executive of the NMC. 

"Andrea has enormous experience across both the health and social care sectors, and we particularly welcome the appointment of someone with such wide-ranging skills. 

"I very much look forward to working with her on behalf of nursing staff across the UK.”

Andrea joins the NMC from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) where she has been Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care since October 2013.

She currently leads on the regulation and inspection of adult social care including residential and nursing homes and domiciliary care. Andrea is also responsible for the registration team supporting all health and care sectors.

She will take over from interim NMC Chief Executive and Registrar, Sue Killen, in January 2019.

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