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NMC responds to verdict in Lucy Letby trial

Published on 18 August 2023

Please see our statement below.

NMC shines spotlight on nursing and midwifery

Published on 03 August 2023

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has today published the first Spotlight on Nursing and Midwifery. This new report will be published every year, sharing

Kay Fawcett appointed to lead NMC advanced practice steering group

Published on 02 August 2023

Kay Fawcett OBE, former Executive Chief Nurse at both Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, has been a

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

Published on 20 July 2023

We are concerned to hear that people with Type 2 diabetes are experiencing problems accessing GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs). We know that these are being

How we supported our professionals and protected the public in the last year

Published on 17 July 2023

We’ve published a review of the work we’ve done in the past year to promote and uphold the high standards of nursing and midwifery practice the public has a rig

NMC responds to NHS Race and Health Observatory neonatal report

Published on 12 July 2023

We’ve responded to findings which highlight the inequalities Black, Asian and minority ethnic newborn babies experience in neonatal health care

NMC responds to Skills for Care findings on the adult social care workforce

Published on 12 July 2023

We’ve responded to the Skills for Care’s latest report, The Size and Structure of the Adult Social Care Sector and Workforce in England.

New resources support partnership between midwives, women and families

Published on 06 July 2023

The NMC has today (6 July 2023) launched a new initiative supporting midwives to work in partnership with women and families, ensuring the best possible experie

NMC celebrates the 75th anniversary of the NHS

Published on 05 July 2023

Today we mark 75 years of the National Health Service (NHS).

NMC responds to the NHS England’s Long Term Workforce Plan

Published on 30 June 2023

We’ve responded to NHS England’s Long term Workforce Plan and its commitments to delivering a sustainable health and care workforce.

NMC responds to GMC findings around medical workforce pressures

Published on 23 June 2023

The General Medical Council (GMC) has warned that workplace pressures including burnout and workload are driving doctors out of their profession – chiming with

NMC celebrates those recognised on the King’s Birthday Honours list

Published on 16 June 2023

Congratulations to all the nursing and midwifery professionals awarded for their outstanding achievements

What to expect from your nursing associate

Published on 07 June 2023

We’ve published a new animation to help people understand what they can expect from their nursing associate.

NMC and CNOs respond to Mental Health Deserves Better open letter

Published on 05 June 2023

Read our response below

Record number of nurses, midwives and nursing associates

Published on 24 May 2023

See the latest data from our register

NMC recruiting for new fitness to practise panel members

Published on 22 May 2023

Applications are now open for new members to join our independent fitness to practise panels

Kate Brintworth appointed as Chief Midwifery Officer

Published on 19 May 2023

The NMC has congratulated Kate Brintworth, currently the Regional Chief Midwife for London, on her appointment as the new Chief Midwifery Officer for England

Blog: Inside Regulatory Reform

Published on 16 May 2023

Our Assistant Director of Regulatory Reform, John Lucarotti, explains our thoughts on the proposed regulation of Anaesthesia Associates and Physician Associates

NMC responds to RCN findings that emergency nurses fear being struck off

Published on 15 May 2023

We’ve responded to findings by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) that more than six in 10 emergency nurses say the treatment of patients in inappropriate areas

Q&A: the benefits of digital technologies in nursing

Published on 15 May 2023

For International Nurses Day, we spoke to two nurses who are passionate about the use of digital technologies in healthcare and the benefit they have for people

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