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NMC pays tribute to those recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours list

Published on 14 June 2024

Congratulations to all the nursing and midwifery professionals who’ve been honoured this year.



NMC to recruit fitness to practise panel members and chairs

Published on 12 June 2024

We’re seeking to recruit 85 panel members and 55 chairs to reach timely, fair, and balanced decisions in fitness to practise cases.


Andrea Sutcliffe to step down as NMC Chief Executive due to ill health

Published on 22 May 2024

Andrea Sutcliffe CBE is to step down as Chief Executive and Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) due to ill health.


NMC celebrates International Nurses Day 2024

Published on 12 May 2024

Today we’re celebrating all the nursing professionals and students across the UK dedicated to providing safe, kind and effective care, for the benefit of the pu


NMC appoints new education quality assurance service provider

Published on 09 May 2024

We are pleased to appoint the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) as our new education quality assurance (EdQA) service provider, following a rigorous procurement pr


NMC endorses new framework to address emerging concerns

Published on 08 May 2024

We’re joining other health and social care regulators in Northern Ireland to support a new intelligence sharing framework. This represents a collective commitme


NMC celebrates International Day of the Midwife 2024

Published on 05 May 2024

Today we celebrate all midwives and midwifery students who strive to create safe, empowering pregnancies and births for women, babies and families across the UK


Blog: Introduction to Assistant Director for Midwifery Tracey MacCormack

Published on 03 May 2024

Ahead of International Day of the Midwife 2024 (5 May), Tracey shares an insight into her new role at the NMC.


NMC welcomes two new Council members

Published on 02 May 2024

We’re pleased to welcome Deborah Harris-Ugbomah FCA and Rhiannon Beaumont-Wood as new members of Council - the governing body that sets our strategic direction.


How we’re supporting health and care to tackle the climate crisis

Published on 26 April 2024

The NMC has launched its first Environmental Sustainability Plan, aiming to influence the health and care sector, which accounts for over four percent of the UK


NMC takes next steps to tackle inequalities in regulation

Published on 25 April 2024

Our latest Ambitious for Change research found differences in nursing and midwifery professionals’ experiences and outcomes from our regulatory processes, depen


New plan to address challenges and improve people’s experience of our work

Published on 24 April 2024

We’ve set out five reprioritised areas of work for the next two years, focusing on the most significant risks to our work.


NMC publishes new holistic care resources

Published on 18 April 2024

The NMC’s latest campaign, Seeing the whole person supports better care, supports nursing professionals to continue to think holistically when providing care; t


NMC thanks Dame Ruth May for time as Chief Nursing Officer for England

Published on 16 April 2024

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for England has announced that she will be retiring later this year.


Outgoing CNO Alex McMahon to lead NMC pre-registration practice learning review steering group

Published on 16 April 2024

Professor Alex McMahon, the outgoing Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Scotland, has been appointed as Chair of the independent steering group for our review of n


NMC launches forum to support international nursing and midwifery workforce

Published on 03 April 2024

To strengthen our understanding of the experiences of internationally educated and diaspora professionals, we’ve set up a new engagement forum for international


Joint Statement on Martha’s Rule from the NMC, GMC and CQC

Published on 02 April 2024

A joint statement from the Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Medical Council and Care Quality Commission, on our support for the implementation of Martha’s


NMC thanks professionals as Covid-19 temporary registration comes to an end

Published on 30 March 2024

As the emergency registration of nurses and midwives officially ends today (31 March), we want to thank every professional who stepped forward to support essent


Council approves regulation of nursing associates in Wales

Published on 27 March 2024

Our Council has today (27 March) given the green light for the nursing associate role to be regulated in Wales, following a request from the Cabinet Secretary f

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