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We know that the people with the greatest insights about health and care are those involved in giving and receiving it.

That’s why it’s so important to us that we’ve heard the views of a diverse range of people from all corners of the UK.

Getting your feedback

We spent 2019 listening to our partners about what our new strategy should focus on.

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who’s helped to shape our future.

Your feedback has ensured our new strategy is reflective of the needs and aspirations of the people we serve.

What we heard in the consultation

From the public

  • Use your influence to make sure nurses, midwives and nursing associates have the time and opportunity to deliver good care
  • Don’t just police standards of care, help improve them
  • Act with kindness and effectiveness and promote a culture of openness and learning
  • Learn from “experts by experience” – help us help you

From nurses, midwives and nursing associates

  • Use your influence to make sure that nurses, midwives and nursing associates have the time and opportunity to deliver good care
  • Do what you can to contribute to addressing workforce challenges
  • Develop a closer and more supportive relationship with the people on your register and be clearer about what you do to support good practice, as well as address poor practice
  • Promote a better understanding and appreciation of the work that nurses, midwives and nursing associates do
  • We need quality opportunities to learn and develop to keep pace and take on new ways of delivering care
  • Many nurses, midwives and nursing associates spoke to us about pay and conditions. While these are not in our remit, we can and will share their views with others

From our partners

  • Continue to improve and do your core business well
  • Show understanding and engagement across nurses, midwives and nursing associates, all four countries and different sectors and settings
  • Collaborate with us to drive wider improvement across health and care – including addressing the current workforce challenges

From people who work at the NMC

  • Empower us to deliver on our vision: the right permissions, tools, decision-making to create an organisation that we are proud to work for
  • Prioritise rigorously and manage change well
  • Make more and faster progress with our data and intelligence – we can see the potential
  • Support and develop a culture that aligns with our values including kindness

Your stories

We talked to professionals about what matters to them, the key issues facing health and social care and what they think the NMC should focus on over the next five years to really make a difference.

Blog series: How should the NMC move forward?

What are the big issues for the nursing, midwifery and care professions going forward? And where does the NMC need to focus attention?

These are just some of the questions we've set to our contributors in a series of blogs which are intended to air important issues and spark debate.

Read the blogs