Publication scheme

The publication scheme is a list of information that we make routinely available

It tells you how you can access this information and whether there’s a cost to do so.

Using the publication scheme

Our publication scheme is split into seven classes of information:

  1. Who we are and what we do 
  2. What we spend and how we spend it
  3. What our priorities are and how we're doing
  4. How we make decisions
  5. Our policies and procedures
  6. Lists and registers
  7. The services we offer 

We're committed to providing you with as much up to date information as we can. 

Most of the information included in our scheme will be current. However, for certain classes we may need to publish the information retrospectively.

You can also find out more about costs for publication requests and why we have a publication scheme.

Class 1: Who we are and what we do

Information aboutHow to get itCost
Our role Website Free
Location and contact details Website Free
Members of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Website Free
Executive Directors Website Free
Legislation relevant to our functions Website Free
Organisations we work with Website Free
Recruitment criteria and process, job specifications and vacancies Website or hard copy on request Free
Code of conduct for Members Website Free

Class 2: What we spend and how we spend it

Information aboutHow to get itCost
Annual reports and accounts Website Free

Class 3: What our priorities are and how we're doing

Information aboutHow to get itCost
Our corporate business plan Website Free
Our strategy Website Free
Reports and accounts Website Free

Class 4: How we make decisions

Information aboutHow to get itCost
Standing Orders Website Free
Scheme of Delegation Website Free
Council and Committee meetings and Council agendas, papers and minutes (presented in open sessions) Website Free
Consultations Website or hard copy on request Free
Our responses to consultations held by other organisations Website or hard copy on request Free
Fitness to practise outcomes Website Free
Transcripts of fitness to practise panels (where held in open session) Hard copy on request Varies
Understanding fitness to practise Website Free
Guidance for our fitness to practise decision makers Website Free
Archived guidance for our fitness to practise decision makers (applies to hearings that started before 28 July 2017) Website Free
Guidance for employers Website Free

Class 5: Our corporate policies and procedures

Information aboutHow to get itCost
Equality and diversity strategy Website Free
Tendering and procurement Website Free
Welsh language scheme Website  Free
Fitness to practise guidance archive Website  Free
Corporate complaints policy and procedures Website Free
Registration policies Website Free
Freedom of Information (FOI) requests Website Free
Data subject rights Website Free
Privacy notice Website Free
Registration and revalidation information handling guidance Website Free
Fitness to practise information handling guidance Website Free
Data protection policy Website Free
Information security policy Website Free
Data sharing policy Website Free
Data subject access policy Website Free

Class 6: Lists and registers

Information aboutHow to get itCost
List of registered nurses, midwives and nursing associates ('The Register') Website Free
List of registration statistics Website Free
Pass rates for the nursing and midwifery test of competence Website Free
Freedom of Information disclosure logs Website Free

Class 7: The services we offer

Information aboutHow to get itCost
The Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates Website Free
Joining the register Website Free
Staying on the register Website Free
Leaving the register Website Free
Returning to the register Website Free
The registrations appeal process Website Free
Accepted English language tests Website Free
Fitness to practise procedures Website Free
Referring a concern about a nurse, midwife or nursing associate to us Website Free
The fitness to practise process for those under investigation Website Free
Warnings under the fitness to practise process Website Free
Our news and blogs Website Free
Our press releases Website Free

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Costs for publications

Hard copies

Most of our information is available on our website for you to view at no charge. However, there might be a charge if you ask for this information in paper format. Costs can vary depending on the request, so we'll consider each case separately.

Transcripts of hearings

Our hearings are digitally recorded, but we don't always produce written transcripts for each.

To request to have a hearing transcribed, email FTPTranscript.Requests@nmc-uk.org.

Costs can vary and we may charge for producing transcripts for those who are not a party to a hearing.

Postage

We'll charge you for the cost of postage. Information will be sent by Royal Mail second class post unless you request otherwise.

Why we have a publication scheme

We're committed to making transparency and accountability to the public fundamental principles of how we do business.

One of the benefits of our publication scheme is that we can make information easily accessible without charge.

In many cases, the information you are looking for will already be available and there will be no need for you to make a formal request under the Freedom of Information Act.

We want to make as much information available to you as possible, so we welcome your suggestions on what data you would like us to include.

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