News and updates

News and updates about our work, projects and priorities 


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.


NMC response to budget 2018

NMC responds to Government budget


NMC launches sixth annual EDI report

We’ve published our latest Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) report for 2017/18.


Donna Ockenden's blog October 2018

Last week buildings across the UK were lit up pink and blue and people wearing pin badges of the same colour. This was to mark a very special occasion – Baby Lo


NMC marking Baby Loss Awareness week

Baby Loss Awareness Week


NMC publish final standards and supporting material for nursing associates

Today we’ve published the final standards of proficiency for the new nursing associate role.


Andrea Sutcliffe CBE appointed new Chief Executive and Registrar

Andrea joins us from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) where she has been Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care since October 2013



NMC prepares to welcome first nursing associates in January 2019

Today we're outlining final proposals for the regulation of nursing associates, including the skills and knowledge students will need in order to qualify.


BLOG: Ensuring protected learning time for student nursing associates

Professor Geraldine Walters, Director of Education and Standards talks about our plans for regulating nursing associates


NMC withdraws circular on changes to midwives exemptions

Keeping up to date with the rules on medicines for midwives


NMC launches new approach to resolving complaints about nurses and midwives

We’re putting people at the centre of fitness to practise


BLOG: Learning from midwives leading the way in bereavement care

Donna Ockenden, Senior Midwifery Adviser reflects on the support given to families who have experienced bereavement


Trainee nursing associates share aspirations for the role in new film

Hear from trainee nursing associates and the nurses they've been working with


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

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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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