Who we are

We are the largest healthcare regulator in the UK

Our role is to protect the public by regulating the nursing and midwifery professions in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

We set standards of education, training, practice and behaviour so that nurses and midwives can deliver high quality care throughout their careers.

All nurses and midwives 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 a nurse or midwife falls short of the standards set.

An exciting place to work

We’re a dynamic, high-profile organisation with an extremely important mission: everything we do helps to protect the public.

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.