Deputy Director, Fitness to Practise
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Clare Strickland is deputy director, fitness to practise, at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). She is part of the leadership team implementing the NMC’s strategy for fitness to practise “Ensuring public safety, enabling professionalism”. She is a barrister by profession, and spent her first nine years of practice in chambers, specialising in crime, licensing and regulation. She moved to the NMC in 2004, where she worked in a variety of legal and leadership roles. From 2015, she spent two years as a partner at Blake Morgan LLP, working for clients including NHS England and other regulatory bodies, before returning to the NMC in 2017.