Memoranda of understanding (MoUs)

How we've agreed to share information and work with different organisations across the UK

We enter into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an organisation when it's helpful to set out how we'll work together.

These agreements typically cover how we'll work closer together on strategy and to share information on the rare occasions when care goes wrong or falls short of people’s expectations. This allows us to take action that supports better, safer care for people. 

For example, if an investigation finds information that suggests a concern about a healthcare setting, we may need to tell a system regulator.

We review these agreements with our partners to make sure they're effective for our work together.

Memoranda of understanding (MoUs)

Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS)

Memorandum of understanding with HIS

This document sets out the framework for working relationships between Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Nursing and Midwifery Council. 

It underpins our shared commitment to pursuing safe and effective nursing and midwifery practice for patients and service users in Scotland.

NHS Education for Scotland (NES)

Memorandum of understanding with NES.

This document sets out the framework for working relationships between NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council. 

It ensures that we complement and strengthen each other's respective roles and functions in ensuring effective patient care and public safety through quality assurance of educational standards and promotion of professional development.

Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW)

Memorandum of understanding with HIW.

This document sets out the framework for a working partnership between Healthcare Inspectorate Wales and the NMC in order to promote patient safety and high quality care in Wales.

Mae'r Memorandwm Cyd-ddealltwriaeth yn nodi'r fframwaith ar gyfer partneriaeth rhwng AGIC a'r CNB er mwyn hybu diogelwch cleifion a gofal o ansawdd uchel yng Nghymru.

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Memorandum of understanding with the CQC.

This document sets out the framework for a working partnership between the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the NMC in order to safeguard the wellbeing of the public receiving health and adult social care services in England. It outlines the areas of cooperation between the two organisations.

Joint Working Protocol works alongside the MoU to enable us to share information effectively.

Care Inspectorate

Memorandum of understanding with the Care Inspectorate.

This document sets out the framework that Social Care and Social Work Scotland ('the Care Inspectorate') and the NMC have agreed for co-operation and collaboration.

This memorandum outlines our shared commitment to help protect the safety and wellbeing of people using health and care services in Scotland.

Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA)

Memorandum of understanding with the RQIA.

This document sets out the framework to support the working relationships between the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) and the NMC in order to safeguard the wellbeing of the public receiving health and social care in Northern Ireland.

The working relationship between RQIA and the NMC is part of the maintenance of a regulatory system for health and social care in Northern Ireland which promotes patient safety and high quality care.

Social Care Wales

Memorandum of understanding with Social Care Wales.

The purpose of this document is to set out the framework for the working relationship between Social Care Wales and the NMC.

Social Care Wales and the NMC are committed to working together to protect the public and promote safe and effective care in Wales.

Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP)

Memorandum of understanding with the JCCP.

This document sets out a framework to support the working relationships between the NMC and the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP), to promote patient safety and high quality services for patients receiving non-surgical aesthetic treatments.

Save Face

Memorandum of understanding with Save Face.

This document sets out the framework to support the working relationships between Save Face and the NMC.

We will work closer together Save Face to share information on the rare occasions when care goes wrong, or falls short of people’s expectations. That will allow us to take action that supports better, safer care for people.

Emerging concerns protocol in England

Emerging concerns protocol

We've signed up to the Emerging concerns protocol in England - a joint agreement which aims to make it easier for regulators to share information about potential risks to patients, families and professionals.