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Important decisions on the agenda as Council heads to Northern Ireland

Published on 19 May 2022

We’re asking our Council to approve our standards for specialist community nursing, specialist community public health nurses and associated programme standards


A milestone for specialist community and public health nursing

Published on 19 May 2022

Next week, we’re asking Council to approve new standards of proficiency for future specialist community public health nurses (SCPHN), community nursing speciali


Lesley Maslen appointed NMC Executive Director of professional Regulation

Published on 19 May 2022

Lesley Maslen has been appointed as the new Executive Director of Professional Regulation at the Nursing and Midwifery Council


Nursing and midwifery register grows but so does number of people leaving

Published on 18 May 2022

Our annual data report


Celebrating International Nurses Day

Published on 12 May 2022

On International Nurses Day, we’re celebrating nursing students and the 705,265 nurses and nursing associates on our register who continue to provide safe, kind


A pivotal year for our strategy to regulate, support and influence

Published on 10 May 2022

We’ve published our latest corporate plan


Fifth OSCE test centre opens to candidates in Leeds

Published on 09 May 2022

This is the newest test site to open as part of the NMC’s current drive to increase the number of OSCE providers and test capacity.


NMC celebrates International Day of the Midwife

Published on 05 May 2022

Today, we’re celebrating all the dedicated midwives and midwifery students across the UK who care for, and support, women, babies and families.


Margaret McGuire appointed Council member for Scotland

Published on 03 May 2022

Margaret McGuire has been appointed as the NMC’s new Council member for Scotland. Margaret, a dual registered midwife and nurse, took up her position on 1 May.


Celebrating the revalidation of the first ever Nursing Associates on the NMC register

Published on 11 April 2022

The first nursing associates to join the NMC register revalidate for the first time this year! Here, Sam Donohue, Assistant Director at the NMC, reflects on the


NMC statement in response to publication of the Ockenden Maternity Review

Published on 30 March 2022

Read our statement below:


New OSCE test centre open to thousands of candidates each year

Published on 28 March 2022

Internationally trained professionals and those returning to practice can now take their Objective Structured Clinical Examination test in Newcastle. The newest


Statement from Andrea Sutcliffe on the National Day of Reflection

Published on 23 March 2022

Read Andrea Sutcliffe's statement below


NMC and GMC refresh duty of candour guidance

Published on 15 March 2022

The NMC and General Medical Council (GMC) have collaborated to refresh our professional duty of candour guidance.


Latest newsletter for the public

Published on 10 March 2022

"I’m really passionate about making sure we recognise diversity"


Response to Panorama: Maternity Scandal

Published on 24 February 2022

Responding to the Panorama episode Maternity Scandal: Fighting for the Truth, Andrea Sutcliffe, NMC Chief Executive and Registrar, said:


Our plans to end Covid-19 temporary registration

Published on 22 February 2022

The Government has confirmed that the emergency registration of nurses and midwives will end in March 2022


NMC publishes seriousness research with General Dental Council (GDC)

Published on 17 February 2022

Findings show that professionals who engage with us during the FtP process can have more positive outcomes


Latest newsletter for students

Published on 11 February 2022

Let’s talk about student mental health


NMC statement on Covid-19 vaccinations

Published on 09 February 2022

Read our statement below

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