News and updates

News and updates about our work, projects and priorities 



NMC prepares to welcome first nursing associates in January 2019

Today we're outlining final proposals for the regulation of nursing associates, including the skills and knowledge students will need in order to qualify.


BLOG: Ensuring protected learning time for student nursing associates

Professor Geraldine Walters, Director of Education and Standards talks about our plans for regulating nursing associates


NMC withdraws circular on changes to midwives exemptions

Keeping up to date with the rules on medicines for midwives


NMC launches new approach to resolving complaints about nurses and midwives

We’re putting people at the centre of fitness to practise


BLOG: Learning from midwives leading the way in bereavement care

Donna Ockenden, Senior Midwifery Adviser reflects on the support given to families who have experienced bereavement


Trainee nursing associates share aspirations for the role in new film

Hear from trainee nursing associates and the nurses they've been working with


NMC signs new joint agreement to share concerns

NMC and seven other health and social care regulators sign Emerging concerns protocol to help share concerns more effectively


NMC sees increase in nurses and midwives joining the register from outside EU

We've also announced a wider review of our registration processes for people trained outside the UK


NMC appoints interim Chief Executive and Registrar

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sue Killen as interim Chief Executive and Registrar.


Changes to sub-part 2 of the nursing register (second level nurses)

Following changes to our legislation, we're no longer accepting applications to join sub-part 2 of the nursing register.


Landmark moment as NMC becomes regulator for nursing associates

After key changes to our legislation, we're now the regulator in law for nursing associates



BLOG: Geraldine Walters reflects on 70 years of the NHS

Our Director of Education and Standards shares her experiences of the NHS


NMC wishes the NHS a happy birthday

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS


BLOG: Learning lessons and world class maternity services

Donna Ockenden, Senior Midwifery Adviser, reflects on the last few months at the NMC



NMC seeks Fitness to Practise panel members

Are you passionate about protecting the public, fairness and transparency?


Ambitious new education standards will shape the future of nursing for next generation

The first nurses can begin training against the new standards as early as January 2019


NMC welcomes lessons learned review into handling of Morecambe Bay cases

Today we welcome the publication of the Professional Standards Authority’s (PSA) review into our handling of the Morecambe Bay fitness to practise cases

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The latest on the changes to midwifery regulation

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Did you know...

  • 81

    The number of approved education institutions.

  • 1,000

    Approximate number of accredited education programmes

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