News and updates

News and updates about our work, projects and priorities 


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


Jackie Smith to step down as NMC Chief Executive

Jackie Smith to step down


NMC seeks new registrant Council member

We are seeking a new registrant member to our Council. The role is open to current registrants from the UK. Closing date is 17:00, 30 May 2018.


New NMC figures continue to highlight ‘major concern’ as more EU nurses leave the UK

Today we have released new figures from our register which show a significant rise in the number of EU nurses and midwives leaving the register.


Consultation on proposed standards for new nursing associate role

Today we have launched our consultation on our proposed approach to the regulation of nursing associates.


Overhaul of fitness to practise will support learning culture and enhance patient safety

Today we have outlined plans to overhaul our approach to dealing with complaints about nurses and midwives.


NMC welcomes new Council Chair

Philip Graf to take up role of Chair in May.


Blog: Education programme update

Geraldine Walters, Director of Education, Standards and Policy gives the latest on our education programme

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The latest on the changes to midwifery regulation

Our update

Did you know...

  • 81

    The number of approved education institutions.

  • 1,000

    Approximate number of accredited education programmes

Revalidation: What nurses and midwives need to do

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