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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


NMC welcomes appointment of Ed Hughes to Council of Deans

Published on 17 April 2023

Read our comment below


NMC Council member recognised with Honorary OBE

Published on 15 April 2023

Margaret McGuire, NMC Council member, has been awarded an Honorary OBE for services to the National Health Service (NHS).


NMC congratulates Dr Jacqui Williams on prestigious midwifery honour

Published on 31 March 2023

Dr Jacqui Williams, NMC Senior Midwifery Education Adviser and a registered midwife for more than 40 years, has been awarded the Royal College of Midwives (RCM)


NMC congratulates Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent on international midwifery role

Published on 17 March 2023

Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent has been appointed as the first Chief Midwife for the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM).


New helpline supports people considering a referral

Published on 08 March 2023

We’ve launched a dedicated helpline supporting members of the public who are thinking about raising a concern about a nurse, midwife or nursing associate.


Updated: Statement on Canterbury Christ Church University’s midwifery programme

Published on 02 March 2023

We’ve written to the University about concerns we have with its midwifery programme.


NMC welcomes two new Council Associates

Published on 01 March 2023

We’re pleased to welcome mental health nurse Jabu Chikore, and nursing and midwifery educator Navjot Kaur Virk, as our two new Council Associates. This follows


NMC welcomes milestone on journey to better, safer regulation for people and communities across the UK

Published on 17 February 2023

The Government has today announced a significant step forward in reforming the legislation that underpins the UK’s health and care professional regulators. The


We’re changing how we maintain the temporary register

Published on 15 February 2023

In September 2022, the Government asked us to keep the Covid-19 emergency temporary register open for a further two years. We’re bringing in changes to ensure w


NMC supports forcibly displaced professionals to join the register

Published on 09 February 2023

We’ve published a new policy to support forcibly displaced people to join our register safely. The policy explains how we’ll work with eligible applicants to ta


Blog: We’re making changes to our pre-registration education programme standards

Published on 01 February 2023

Sue West, NMC Senior Nursing Education Adviser, talks about the changes to our pre-registration education programme standards and how they will benefit educator

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