Colm O’Leary is NMBI’s Director of Fitness to Practise. He has worked in professional regulation for over 18 years. Colm was responsible for the establishment of the Register of Teachers in 2006 and previously served as Director of Registration in CORU, the health and social care professionals regulator, before joining NMBI in 2019.
Colm is using the breadth of his experience to improve all aspects of Fitness to Practise. He rolled out remote and hybrid inquiries during Covid-19 and has implemented all the newly amended provisions of the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 relating to Fitness to Practise.
He oversees the Fitness to Practise Department to ensure all complaints made about nurses and midwives are handled fully, fairly and transparent in accordance with the legislation which gives us our regulatory powers.