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NMC strengthens decision making guidance on concerns outside professional practice

Published on 27 February 2024

We have strengthened our guidance for NMC decision makers on concerns arising outside professional practice, including sexual misconduct, domestic abuse and dis


Independent experts appointed to review our internal culture

Published on 13 February 2024

The NMC has appointed Nazir Afzal OBE and Rise Associates to lead an independent review of our internal culture, as part of our commitment to learn and improve


NMC response to CQC maternity survey results 2023

Published on 09 February 2024

Following the release of the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) latest annual survey of women’s maternity care experiences in England, Andrea Sutcliffe, NMC Chief


OSCE testing capacity increases to 50,000 for international and returning professionals

Published on 08 February 2024

The total number of candidates who can take their Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) each year has now surpassed 50,000, ensuring that internation


Five years of nursing associates: their fantastic contributions to health and care

Published on 28 January 2024

Five years of nursing associates


Our latest equality and diversity data and reports

Published on 26 January 2024

We’ve published standalone versions of our 2023 Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) report, pay gap reports, and equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) dat


NMC responds to Welsh Government’s intention to introduce nursing associate role

Published on 19 January 2024

Andrea Sutcliffe, NMC Chief Executive and Registrar, said:


Joint statement on meeting regulatory standards during periods of global or national shortage of medicines – an update

Published on 17 January 2024

In July, we published a joint statement after hearing that people with Type 2 diabetes were experiencing problems accessing GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs)


NMC launches a review of nursing and midwifery practice learning

Published on 09 January 2024

Supporting our future professionals: we’re undertaking research to explore how we can best support student learning across the UK.


NMC congratulates those recognised in New Year Honours

Published on 29 December 2023

New Year honours


NMC thanks Professor Alex McMahon for time as Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland

Published on 20 December 2023

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Scotland has announced that he will be retiring in April 2024.


Joint letter from the NMC, NHS England, the Care Quality Commission and the General Medical Council

Published on 12 December 2023

Read our joint letter with NHS England, the Care Quality Commission and the General Medical Council on how we’re supporting professionals during another busy wi


Lucy Letby to be struck off the register

Published on 12 December 2023

Please read below.


NMC welcomes latest milestone on journey to regulatory reform

Published on 11 December 2023

The NMC welcomes the Department of Health and Social Care’s (DHSC’s) response to its consultation Regulating anaesthesia associates and physician associates, an


New guidance clarifies freedom of expression for nursing and midwifery professionals

Published on 11 December 2023

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has published updated guidance on freedom of expression.


Supporting nursing and midwifery leaders to ensure the best possible care

Published on 05 December 2023

The NMC has today (5 December 2023) launched a new campaign supporting nursing and midwifery leaders, and their teams, to deliver the safe high-quality care in


Record 808,488 nurses, midwives and nursing associates in the UK

Published on 30 November 2023

See the latest data from our register


NMC seeks two new Council members

Published on 22 November 2023

This is an exciting opportunity for two high calibre, talented people to join our Council – the governing body that sets our strategic direction.


Mae'r NMC yn chwilio am ddau aelod newydd o'r Cyngor

Published on 22 November 2023

Mae hwn yn gyfle cyffrous i ddau berson dawnus o safon i ymuno â’n Cyngor – y corff llywodraethu sy’n gosod ein cyfeiriad strategol.


How concerns raised will be independently investigated

Published on 15 November 2023

We are close to finalising the terms of reference for Ijeoma Omambala KC’s investigations into concerns about fitness to practice cases reported in The Independ

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