News and updates

News and updates about our work, projects and priorities 


Upcoming events on the revised Code and revalidation

We're speaking at conferences over the summer about the revised Code and revalidation


Legal change will protect nursing and midwifery students who raise concerns

A change to legislation will protect student nurses and midwives from retaliation or victimisation when they raise concerns.


NMC appoints two registrant Council members

We've appointed two new registrant Council members

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Education facts and figures

Key facts and figures about our role in training and education

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New guidance to support the Code

Social media guidance launched


New Code comes into force for every nurse and midwife

The new Code of professional standards for nurses and midwives came into force on 31 March 2015

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Shape of Caring review publishes final recommendations

Shape of Caring Review report details recommendations for the future of education and training for registered nurses and care assistants.


Case Examiners introduced

Case examiners, introduced in March 2015, should reduce the time it takes us to conclude cases.


NMC welcomes report on investigation into University Hospitals Morecambe Bay Trust

We welcome Dr Kirkup's report into maternity and neonatal services at UHMBT

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Beware bogus phone calls and emails

Please be aware of bogus phone calls to nurses and midwives from callers posing as NMC staff.

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“The freedom to speak up is vital for patient safety and public protection”

We welcome the 'Freedom to Speak Up' review into whistleblowing in the NHS


Revised Code for nurses and midwives

We've published our revised Code

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NMC issues joint statement welcoming the Government’s response to the Law Commissions’ proposals

Joint statement calling on political leaders to commit to bringing in a bill reforming health care regulation

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NMC issues joint statement welcoming the Government’s response to the Law Commissions’ proposals

We're joining with patients' groups, professionals bodies and unions to call for reforms in health care professional regulation

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Revised Code for nurses and midwives

Publication of our revised Code, which will be sent to all nurses and midwives

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Nursing and midwifery regulator calls for supervision to be removed from its legislation

Council accept recommendation that statutory midwifery supervision should no longer be part of our legal framework.


NMC responds to Health Committee’s report on complaints and raising concerns

Our response to House of Commons Health Committee report on complaints and raising concerns


NMC to consult on revoking education standards with maximum time limits

Consultation opens on removing time limits for the completion of education programmes


NMC exceeds fitness to practise adjudication target

We've exceeded our target of getting cases to a hearing within six months of being referred from the investigating committee


New Year Honours for nurses and midwives

Congratulations to nurses and midwives who were awarded honours in this year’s New Year Honours List.

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The latest on the changes to midwifery regulation

Our update

Did you know...

  • 79

    The number of approved education institutions.

  • 1,000

    Approximate number of accredited education programmes

Revalidation: What nurses and midwives need to do

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