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Research finds systemic inequalities are driving disparities in regulation

Published on 01 August 2022

We have published the second phase of our Ambitious for Change research.


31,000 responses to English language consultation so far

Published on 28 July 2022

Just over halfway through the consultation on our English language requirements, we’ve received more than 31,000 responses – a record number for any NMC consult


Our review of the year: progress made and work still to do

Published on 26 July 2022

We’ve published our review of the past year, detailing our work to promote and uphold the highest professional standards in nursing and midwifery.


NMC responds to Skills for Care’s report

Published on 21 July 2022

Read more below.


NMC responds to NHS workforce projections report

Published on 20 July 2022

Read our response below.


We’ve updated our visual identity

Published on 18 July 2022

Our visual identity covers everything you see from the NMC – from our colours and typeface to our photography, animation style and of course our logo.


NMC seeks senior registrant for executive director role

Published on 13 July 2022

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NMC launches consultation on education programme standards

Published on 13 July 2022

This consultation will give everyone the opportunity to have their say on proposed changes to our education programme standards. The consultation will run for 1


New post-registration standards will help deliver modern, effective community care

Published on 07 July 2022

Our new standards will benefit people and their wider communities.


Geraldine Walters to step down as NMC Executive Director of Professional Practice

Published on 06 July 2022

Professor Geraldine Walters CBE will leave her role as NMC Executive Director of Professional Practice in November, following an exceptional career in practice,


Nurses among health and care professionals who can now certify fit notes

Published on 01 July 2022

From today, registered nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and physiotherapists can legally certify fit notes for people who need them.


NMC launches consultation on English language requirements

Published on 17 June 2022

We’ve launched a new consultation giving people the chance to have their say on proposed changes to our English language requirements. The consultation will run


Latest newsletter for nurses and nursing associates

Published on 07 June 2022

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Latest newsletter for midwives

Published on 07 June 2022

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NMC congratulates those recognised in this year’s Queen's Birthday Honours list

Published on 01 June 2022

Those honoured include Anne Trotter, NMC Assistant Director of Professional Practice. Anne, a registered nurse for more than 40 years, is awarded the British Em


Council meets in Northern Ireland and members visit local services

Published on 26 May 2022

Our Council met in Derry-Londonderry today (26 May) for important discussions and decisions. Council approved our new post-registration standards, and gave us p


New consultation on our English language standards

Published on 26 May 2022

By Matthew McClelland Executive Director of Strategy and Insight


Andrea Sutcliffe joins nursing leaders at Ethel Gordon Fenwick memorial

Published on 24 May 2022

NMC Chief Executive and Registrar joins nursing leaders at memorial for Ethel Gordon Fenwick, number one nurse on the register.


Statement in response to the Birthrights inquiry report into racial injustice in maternity services

Published on 23 May 2022

Responding to the Birthrights inquiry report into racial injustice and human rights in UK maternity care, Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Executive and Registrar at the


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

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