News and updates

News and updates about our work, projects and priorities 



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


NMC publish Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report

Overview of improvements and findings for 2016-17.


NMC agrees with Health Committee that more needs to be done to retain our nursing workforce

We welcome today’s report from the Health committee about the UK’s nursing workforce.


Join our Appointments Board

We're seeking to fill three vacancies on the Appointments Board


High Court upholds NMC’s decision on indemnity arrangements for IMUK midwives

Following a three day hearing, a senior High Court Judge has today upheld the decision of the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC's) Registrar that the indemni


NMC launches consultation on nursing associate fees

We have launched a consultation seeking views on the proposed registration fees for nursing associates.


BLOG: Bringing midwifery and its regulator closer together

Donna Ockenden, Senior Midwifery Adviser, talks about her recent visit to Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust



Changes to language testing requirements come in force

Changes to our language testing requirements for nurses and midwives trained outside the UK have come into force today.


Professionalism animations to support nurses and midwives

Three animations demonstrate how nurses and midwives could use the Enabling professionalism framework to reflect on practice and challenge poor behaviour.

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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

Revalidation: What nurses and midwives need to do

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