The Council

How our Council works

The Council is our governing body. It sets our strategic direction and holds the Executive to account. Council members are also the charity trustees.

The Council is committed to openness and transparency and holds meetings in public at least six times a year. Anyone, including nurses, midwives, members of the public, partners and stakeholders, is welcome to observe a Council meeting.

The Chair of the Council presides at the meeting, which usually includes issues ranging from our regulatory role to scrutiny of our performance and finances. A meeting may include important matters that only the Council can decide, as well as issues for discussion or information.

The Council members discuss items and give their views.

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