Registrant Member of the NMC’s Test of Competence Assurance Advisory Group

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Nursing and Midwifery Council
Closing date:
21st November
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
Thursday 21st November 2019 at 12 noon
Verbal Reasoning Test Completed
Between Friday 22nd and 5pm Monday 25th November 2019
Behavioural Strengths Assessment Completed
Between Friday 29th November and Tuesday 3rd December 2019
Competency Question Responses and Career Summary Submitted
Between Friday 6th December and Thursday 12th December 2019
Telephone Interview with GatenbySanderson
w/c Monday 6 January 2020 and w/c Monday 13 January 2020
NMC Panel Interviews
Late January / early February 2020

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The Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) is incredibly excited to be recruiting Test of Competence Assurance Advisory Group Members (group members) a pool of clinical, academic and lay experts who will help us oversee the application and delivery of the Test of Competence (the ToC). A two-part test for overseas applicants and those looking re-join the NMC’s register, the ToC is just one part of our work to protect the public and encourage professional excellence amongst our registrant community.  It is, however, a significant one, and it is vitally important we get it right.

The group members will work together to offer insight on the ToC from multiple perspectives – practitioner, educator, public, and patient. They will enrich the conversation around training and standards, provide constructive challenge, and work collaboratively in the best interest of the ToC to ensure it is robust yet fair, and in line with latest best practice. The work is varied and rewarding, with group members making recommendations on the ToC’s development, overseeing examination outcomes to ensure fairness and consistency, and monitoring and assessing the outcomes of any appeals to identify learning and improvement opportunities. All will share the NMC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and all will be as passionate as we are about promoting a culture that encourages professionals to be open and learn from mistakes, that gives the public an equal voice, and where everyone involved is treated with kindness and understanding.

If better, safer care as important to you as it is to us, we want to hear from you. As the professional regulator of nurses and midwives in the UK and nursing associates in England, we consider ourselves privileged to play a central role in encouraging a culture and environment where practitioners can flourish professionally while delivering safe and effective care to the public. To get involved as a Lay or Registrant Member of the Test of Competence Assurance Advisory Group, start by following the link

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