News and updates

News and updates about our work, projects and priorities 


Responding to Dr Ruth May's appointment as Chief Nursing Officer for England

Response to appointment of new Chief Nursing Officer


Change to English language requirements for nurses and midwives gets green light

Proposals to change the requirements for overseas nurses and midwives taking the International English Language Test System (IELTS) were given the go-ahead by t


Plan to consult on ‘new era’ of midwifery education in the UK

Ambitious draft midwifery education standards have been outlined ahead of a proposed public consultation in early 2019.


NMC proposes changes to English language test

Proposed change to IELTS requirement to be considered by NMC’s Council next week


Blog: Yvonne Coghill

Yvonne Coghill, CBE, OBE is the director of the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) and Deputy President of RCN. She talks frankly about her route to th


Nursing and midwifery numbers rising

693,618 nurses and midwives are registered to work in the UK


2017–2018 NMC Annual Report and Accounts and FtP Annual Report published

Annual Report and Accounts and Fitness to Practise Annual Report for 2017-2018.


NMC response to budget 2018

NMC responds to Government budget


NMC launches sixth annual EDI report

We’ve published our latest Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) report for 2017/18.


Donna Ockenden's blog October 2018

Last week buildings across the UK were lit up pink and blue and people wearing pin badges of the same colour. This was to mark a very special occasion – Baby Lo


NMC marking Baby Loss Awareness week

Baby Loss Awareness Week


NMC publish final standards and supporting material for nursing associates

Today we’ve published the final standards of proficiency for the new nursing associate role.


Andrea Sutcliffe CBE appointed new Chief Executive and Registrar

Andrea joins us from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) where she has been Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care since October 2013



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

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  • 81

    The number of approved education institutions.

  • 1,000

    Approximate number of accredited education programmes

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