Jersey

The chief of the Nursing council visits Jersey

Professor Dickon Weir-Hughes
Image caption Professor Dickon Weir-Hughes will meet health staff during his visit to Jersey.

The chief executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council is visiting Jersey.

Professor Dickon Weir-Hughes will meet staff on the local nurses training programme, union members and health department representatives.

Rose Naylor, Jersey's chief nurse, said it was an opportunity to promote the excellent work by nurses and midwives in the island.

She said she will be introducing the professor to front-line staff including some of the locally trained nurses.

She said the staff "will be able to share with him their experiences of the programme and give him a flavour of the breath of knowledge and skills gained from working across a variety of care settings".

Professor Weir-Hughes took up his post as chief executive of the NMC in November 2009.

Since then he has worked to make sure the Channel Islands are recognised as countries with a registered nursing and midwifery workforce.

There are more than 1,000 registered nurses and midwives in Jersey.

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