Nursing and Midwifery Council Panel Members and Panel Chairs

Thank you for your interest in the panel member and/or panel chair roles at the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Our panel members, who sit on our practice committees, are independent decision makers and play a huge part in our role to protect the public and uphold public confidence in the nursing and midwifery professions. 


The Nursing and Midwifery Council have now published the independent culture review report by Nazir Afzal and Rise Associates, along with both the Executive team’s and Council’s full response to the report’s findings and recommendations. These can be found on their website.

Trigger warning: the report is a difficult read and if any parts of the report impact you in any way please do reach out to your networks for support.

An update for applicants from the NMC can be accessed here:


The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the independent regulator of more than 808,000 nursing and midwifery professionals,

We are a statutory public body accountable to Parliament through the Privy Council.

The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) oversees our work and reviews our performance each year. We are also a Charity registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales (1091434) and in Scotland with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) (SC038362).

For a Welsh translation of the below video, please click here.

NMC Panel Chair & Panel Member Recruitment Briefing 03/07/2024

The opportunities

Inclusive Boards is proud to be working in partnership with the NMC in a national recruitment campaign to recruit up to 140 NMC panel member positions from across the four nations of Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England. 

These 140 positions include 80 roles open to lay people and 60 roles open to registered nurses, midwives, and nursing associates. Registrants play a vital role in representing their profession and bringing their knowledge of practice into our proceedings.

Panel Chair
Panel Member
Panel Chair

About the role

We’re looking for at least 55 panel chairs to join us. As a Panel Chair, you are responsible for proactively managing and leading hearing proceedings. You are accountable for concluding hearings fairly and effectively and for producing a well-reasoned decision, which you may be required to draft.

Panel Member

About the role

We’re looking for at least 85 panel members to join us. Independent panel members are key to making fair, kind and consistent decisions about professionals’ fitness to practise.

Candidate Information Packs

Download the packs here

Use these links to download the full candidate information
pack for the role in either word or PDF format.

Please note the Welsh language version is
available to download by clicking here .


Your strengths and experience will be assessed against the roles’ competencies at every stage of the selection process. This criteria includes:

  • Leadership and Management (Panel Chairs only)
  • Professionalism and integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • High quality decision making
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion

Your response can be based on any aspect of your life, experiences and activities, not just your professional work.

Values and Behaviours

The NMC’s Values and Behaviours include:

  • We’re Fair
  • We’re Kind
  • We’re ambitious
  • We’re Collaborative

Evidence of these competencies, values and behaviours will be assessed at both application and interview stages. For full details, please download the relevant candidate information pack using the links above.


We want to hear from people who meet the NMC’s eligibility criteria and who can demonstrate the values and competencies above. If you’re unsure about your Eligibility an FAQ document is available here. A Welsh translation of the FAQ document is available here.

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NMC's commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

There is no room for any kind of discrimination in the healthcare sector, and we’re committed to working with partners to do everything in our power to tackle inequality and promote diversity and inclusion. 

We encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

We are committed to selection processes that are accessible, fair, transparent, based on merit, and free from bias and unlawful discrimination. This selection process is led by the Appointments Board which provides independent advice to the NMC. You can find out more about the Appointments Board and it’s independent members here: Appointments Board – The Nursing and Midwifery Council 


Be available for a minimum of 15 days per year, noting that depending on availability and hearing capacity we may be able to offer considerably more e.g. 50 days per year.


Panel Chairs: £367.00 per day

Panel Members: £320.00 per day

You will also be reimbursed for reasonable travel and out-of-pocket expenses incurred on NMC business, in accordance with the Council’s travel and expenses policy.

Closing date for applications

12.00pm midday, Wednesday 17 July 2024. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Application process

This is a two stage process, the first stage is the application form and if successful the second stage is a panel interview.

To apply, please fill out our application form.  You will be asked to answer set questions relating to the competencies described above. You will also be asked to provide a CV and information on:

  • Conflicts of interest and previous conduct.
  • Significant political activity.
  • Your referees (this does not apply to existing NMC panel members).
  • That you will adhere to the Principles of Public Life

If invited to interview we will undertake due diligence including social media checks.

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