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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


NMC responds to Skills for Care findings on adult social care in 2022-23

Published on 12 October 2023

Skills for Care have published its annual State of the Adult Social Care Sector and Workforce in England report, and revealed plans to develop a new workforce s


NMC response to latest article in The Independent

Published on 04 October 2023

"We know we have much more to do to create the safe and inclusive environment that supports each of our colleagues to thrive"


NMC response to follow up article published in the Independent

Published on 28 September 2023

“I recognise we’ve a long way to go in building people’s full trust and confidence”


NMC Council meets in Cardiff

Published on 27 September 2023

Read about our latest Council meeting


How we responded to whistleblowing disclosures in 2022-23

Published on 27 September 2023

We’ve today joined eight other healthcare regulators to publish an annual report on whistleblowing disclosures. It’s part of a coordinated effort to show how we


NMC response to concerns raised in The Independent

Published on 26 September 2023

We take the whistleblowing concerns raised extremely seriously and are committed to responding in an open and transparent way.


The action we’re taking following concerns about the Yunnik test centre

Published on 20 September 2023

In May 2023 we shared that our CBT provider, Pearson VUE, had alerted us to unusual data relating to tests taken at Yunnik Technologies Test Centre in Ibadan, N


Updated statement on Canterbury Christ Church University midwifery programme

Published on 19 September 2023

Second and third-year students at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) will be transferred onto a bespoke programme at the University of Surrey.


Covid-19 temporary registration will end in March 2024

Published on 18 September 2023

The Government has confirmed that emergency registration of nurses and midwives will now end in March 2024.


NMC meets 17 of the PSA’s standards of good regulation in 2022-2023

Published on 05 September 2023

Today we welcome the Professional Standards Authority’s (PSA) review of our performance for 2022-2023.


NMC responds to verdict in Lucy Letby trial

Published on 18 August 2023

Please see our statement below.

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