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Our latest equality and diversity data and reports

Published on 26 January 2024

We’ve published standalone versions of our 2023 Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) report, pay gap reports, and equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) dat


NMC responds to Welsh Government’s intention to introduce nursing associate role

Published on 19 January 2024

Andrea Sutcliffe, NMC Chief Executive and Registrar, said:


Joint statement on meeting regulatory standards during periods of global or national shortage of medicines – an update

Published on 17 January 2024

In July, we published a joint statement after hearing that people with Type 2 diabetes were experiencing problems accessing GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs)


NMC launches a review of nursing and midwifery practice learning

Published on 09 January 2024

Supporting our future professionals: we’re undertaking research to explore how we can best support student learning across the UK.


NMC congratulates those recognised in New Year Honours

Published on 29 December 2023

New Year honours


NMC thanks Professor Alex McMahon for time as Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland

Published on 20 December 2023

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Scotland has announced that he will be retiring in April 2024.


Joint letter from the NMC, NHS England, the Care Quality Commission and the General Medical Council

Published on 12 December 2023

Read our joint letter with NHS England, the Care Quality Commission and the General Medical Council on how we’re supporting professionals during another busy wi


Lucy Letby to be struck off the register

Published on 12 December 2023

Please read below.


NMC welcomes latest milestone on journey to regulatory reform

Published on 11 December 2023

The NMC welcomes the Department of Health and Social Care’s (DHSC’s) response to its consultation Regulating anaesthesia associates and physician associates, an


New guidance clarifies freedom of expression for nursing and midwifery professionals

Published on 11 December 2023

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has published updated guidance on freedom of expression.


Supporting nursing and midwifery leaders to ensure the best possible care

Published on 05 December 2023

The NMC has today (5 December 2023) launched a new campaign supporting nursing and midwifery leaders, and their teams, to deliver the safe high-quality care in


Record 808,488 nurses, midwives and nursing associates in the UK

Published on 30 November 2023

See the latest data from our register


NMC seeks two new Council members

Published on 22 November 2023

This is an exciting opportunity for two high calibre, talented people to join our Council – the governing body that sets our strategic direction.


Mae'r NMC yn chwilio am ddau aelod newydd o'r Cyngor

Published on 22 November 2023

Mae hwn yn gyfle cyffrous i ddau berson dawnus o safon i ymuno â’n Cyngor – y corff llywodraethu sy’n gosod ein cyfeiriad strategol.


How concerns raised will be independently investigated

Published on 15 November 2023

We are close to finalising the terms of reference for Ijeoma Omambala KC’s investigations into concerns about fitness to practice cases reported in The Independ


NMC welcomes new Council member

Published on 06 November 2023

We’re delighted to welcome Flo Panel-Coates as our newest Council member. Flo, a registered nurse, took up her position on 1 November 2023.


NMC publishes new resources to support student learning

Published on 31 October 2023

Students across the UK can now make use of new resources, developed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), to support their understanding of the NMC’s role


NMC responds to CQC State of Care report 2023

Published on 20 October 2023

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its annual assessment of health and social care in England.


Response to article in the Independent about screening decisions and colleague concerns

Published on 19 October 2023

On 19 October 2023, The Independent published an article about the number of referrals the NMC has closed at screening – the initial assessment stage of our fit


Freedom to speak up crucial however difficult to hear

Published on 12 October 2023

Andrea Sutcliffe, NMC Chief Executive and Registrar, on the appointment of Ijeoma Omambala KC to lead independent investigations following concerns raised in Th

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