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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


Celebrating International Nurses Day 2023

Published on 12 May 2023

This International Nurses Day, we’re celebrating all the nursing professionals and students across the UK who work tirelessly to improve people’s health and wel


NMC welcomes two new Council members

Published on 11 May 2023

We’re pleased to welcome Nadine Pemberton Jn Baptiste and Lindsay Foyster as our two new lay Council members. Nadine and Lindsay took up their roles on 1 May 20


New research shows more professionals in advanced practice roles

Published on 10 May 2023

But public understanding of advanced practice is unclear as NMC considers future regulation


Blog: “The midwife’s role is crucial in providing safe and personal maternity care.”

Published on 09 May 2023

Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent is the newly appointed first Chief Midwife for the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), following four years as England’s firs


Q&A: the benefits of preceptorship for midwives and the women in their care

Published on 05 May 2023

For International Day of the Midwife, we spoke to midwife Olivia Blankley about the preceptorship programme she helps deliver at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Tru


Celebrating International Day of the Midwife 2023

Published on 05 May 2023

Today we celebrate and reflect on the vital care midwifery professionals deliver to mothers, babies and families across the UK.


Statement regarding computer-based test (CBT)

Published on 04 May 2023

To make sure internationally educated professionals have the right knowledge and skills to provide high-quality care in the UK, they must take a two-part test o


NMC withdraws approval of midwifery programme in interest of safety

Published on 03 May 2023

A fundamental part of the NMC’s regulatory role is to assure the quality of nursing and midwifery degrees across the UK. To do this we set education standards t


NMC to be more flexible when professionals ask to leave the register when concerns raised

Published on 24 April 2023

We’re taking a different approach when nursing and midwifery professionals who are subject to fitness to practise concerns ask to be removed from the register.


Our plan to promote high standards that inspire public confidence

Published on 20 April 2023

We’ve published our latest corporate plan for 2023–2025

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