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Area Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Committee

Introduction

We will make you voice heard

A call has gone out to nursing and midwifery staff to make full use of the Board’s influential statutory Area Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Committee (ANMAC).

We are the collective voice of the area nursing and midwifery professions. Members are elected on the basis of merit, knowledge, experience and networking contacts.

ANMAC advises other professions and committees, services and the Board, including contributing to strategy work and formal consultation on draft documents.

The committee can invite the Board Chief Executive, Nurse Director and other senior officers to attend their meetings, as well as influence Scottish Government Health Department officials via the Area Clinical Forum Chairs national group, where members have a bi-annual meeting with the Cabinet Secretary.

Patricia Spencer, ANMAC Chair and Mental Health Services Senior Nurse/ Medical Emergency Lead, said: “ANMAC is the collective voice of the area’s nursing profession and is a vital resource for all nurses and midwives in both raising a positive profile for professional practice and supporting nurses and nursing, and responding proactively to current and future challenges.” Any nurse or midwife can approach the committee to raise agenda items or ask for advice on a theme or professional issue. Members are also keen to promote nurse-led services and patient care developments which evidence the role nursing and midwifery has achieved or is leading in patient care – highlighting the critical issues of patient safety, effectiveness and person centred care.

Patricia added: “As nurses and midwives we are all grounded in the privilege and tremendous responsibility that we bear in upholding our core professional values of pursuit of new knowledge, belief in human dignity, honesty, responsibility, equality of all patients and the desire to always prevent and alleviate suffering.”

The commitee wants to hear about examples of good practice and views.  Find out more, make suggestions, or request committee minutes and agendas.

Rosslyn Crocket, Board Nurse Director is leading the way to new opportunities for nurses and midwives looking to further their professional education by creating her own Education Grant Scheme.  Find out more under 'Education & Development'.

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