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Who we are

We are the largest healthcare regulator in the UK

We’re the independent regulator for nurses, midwives and nursing associates.

Better and safer care for people is at the heart of what we do, supporting the healthcare professionals on our register to deliver the highest standards of care.

All nurses and midwives - and from the end of January 2019 - nursing associates, who practise in the UK must show they meet our standards before they can join our register. It’s our responsibility to maintain this register and to investigate when someone on our register falls short of the standards set.

We make sure nurses, midwives and nursing associate have the skills they need to care for people safely, with integrity, expertise, respect and compassion, from the moment they step into their first job.

Learning does not stop the day nurses, midwives and nursing associates qualify. To promote safety and public trust, we require professionals to demonstrate throughout their career that they are committed to learning and developing to keep their skills up to date and improve as practitioners.

An exciting place to work

We’re a high-profile organisation with an extremely important mission: better and safer care.

From Fitness to Practise to HR, our departments have very different responsibilities but they all play a vital role in helping to achieve this goal.

The environment we work in is fast-paced and we’re constantly responding to changes in politics and society as a whole. Right now is a particularly exciting time for us as we prepare to regulate a new profession – nursing associates – in 2019.

The way we work

The way we work matters to us and our offices are supportive, inclusive environments, where our approach to work is underpinned by a set of shared values.

NMC values

To help us to deliver our vision, we have four important behaviours.

  • Working together.
  • Shaping the future.
  • Being accountable.
  • Leading.

We encourage agile and flexible working where possible and reward staff with a range of benefits.

Our locations

Our talented and diverse teams work across five offices in London and Edinburgh.

Our vacancies

Browse our current vacancies.