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News and updates about our work, projects and priorities 


Consultation launched to shape midwifery care for next generation

We’ve launched a consultation which proposes to overhaul midwifery education so that the UK is the best and safest place to have a baby.



Blog: Educating students - what the new roles in our standards mean

Sue West, Senior Nursing Education Adviser, talks about the new roles set out in the Standards for student supervision and assessment, and their impact in educa

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Blog: Andrea continues her #ListeningMode journey in Northern Ireland

In her regular blog, our Chief Executive, Andrea Sutcliffe, reflects on her visit to Northern Ireland and the nursing associate celebration event in Westminster


Blog: Spotlight on mental health and care services

In her regular blog, our new Chief Executive, Andrea Sutcliffe, reflects on her visit to Wales as part of her commitment to getting a better sense of the differ


Blog: Andrea celebrates the first registered nursing associates

In her regular blog, our new Chief Executive, Andrea Sutcliffe, reflects on a landmark moment as the first nursing associates join our register


Major milestone reached as nursing associates join health and care workforce in England

First qualified nursing associates join the NMC’s register from today.


Blog: Andrea reflects on her first week at the NMC

In the first of her regular blogs, our new Chief Executive Andrea Sutcliffe talks about starting her new job and what her approach will be


New NMC Chief Executive takes the helm

Andrea Sutcliffe CBE has taken up her role as our new Chief Executive and Registrar.


Our response to Professional Standards Authority report

Our response to Professional Standards Authority report on duty of candour


Our response to the publication of the NHS long term plan in England

Our response to the publication of the NHS long term plan in England


We've launched a new public support service in response to lessons learned review

The Public Support Service will offer personal support to members of the public who raise concerns about nurses and midwives.


Midwifery care survey for women and families

Have you or a loved one received any midwifery care? If you have, we want to hear about your experience.


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

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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.

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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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