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Geraldine Walters to step down as NMC Executive Director of Professional Practice

Published on 06 July 2022

Professor Geraldine Walters CBE will leave her role as NMC Executive Director of Professional Practice in November, following an exceptional career in practice,

Nurses among health and care professionals who can now certify fit notes

Published on 01 July 2022

From today, registered nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and physiotherapists can legally certify fit notes for people who need them.

NMC launches consultation on English language requirements

Published on 17 June 2022

We’ve launched a new consultation giving people the chance to have their say on proposed changes to our English language requirements. The consultation will run

Latest newsletter for nurses and nursing associates

Published on 07 June 2022

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Latest newsletter for midwives

Published on 07 June 2022

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NMC congratulates those recognised in this year’s Queen's Birthday Honours list

Published on 01 June 2022

Those honoured include Anne Trotter, NMC Assistant Director of Professional Practice. Anne, a registered nurse for more than 40 years, is awarded the British Em

Council meets in Northern Ireland and members visit local services

Published on 26 May 2022

Our Council met in Derry-Londonderry today (26 May) for important discussions and decisions. Council approved our new post-registration standards, and gave us p

New consultation on our English language standards

Published on 26 May 2022

By Matthew McClelland Executive Director of Strategy and Insight

Andrea Sutcliffe joins nursing leaders at Ethel Gordon Fenwick memorial

Published on 24 May 2022

NMC Chief Executive and Registrar joins nursing leaders at memorial for Ethel Gordon Fenwick, number one nurse on the register.

Statement in response to the Birthrights inquiry report into racial injustice in maternity services

Published on 23 May 2022

Responding to the Birthrights inquiry report into racial injustice and human rights in UK maternity care, Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Executive and Registrar at the

Important decisions on the agenda as Council heads to Northern Ireland

Published on 19 May 2022

We’re asking our Council to approve our standards for specialist community nursing, specialist community public health nurses and associated programme standards

A milestone for specialist community and public health nursing

Published on 19 May 2022

Next week, we’re asking Council to approve new standards of proficiency for future specialist community public health nurses (SCPHN), community nursing speciali

Lesley Maslen appointed NMC Executive Director of professional Regulation

Published on 19 May 2022

Lesley Maslen has been appointed as the new Executive Director of Professional Regulation at the Nursing and Midwifery Council

Nursing and midwifery register grows but so does number of people leaving

Published on 18 May 2022

Our annual data report

Celebrating International Nurses Day

Published on 12 May 2022

On International Nurses Day, we’re celebrating nursing students and the 705,265 nurses and nursing associates on our register who continue to provide safe, kind

A pivotal year for our strategy to regulate, support and influence

Published on 10 May 2022

We’ve published our latest corporate plan

Fifth OSCE test centre opens to candidates in Leeds

Published on 09 May 2022

This is the newest test site to open as part of the NMC’s current drive to increase the number of OSCE providers and test capacity.

NMC celebrates International Day of the Midwife

Published on 05 May 2022

Today, we’re celebrating all the dedicated midwives and midwifery students across the UK who care for, and support, women, babies and families.

Margaret McGuire appointed Council member for Scotland

Published on 03 May 2022

Margaret McGuire has been appointed as the NMC’s new Council member for Scotland. Margaret, a dual registered midwife and nurse, took up her position on 1 May.

Celebrating the revalidation of the first ever Nursing Associates on the NMC register

Published on 11 April 2022

The first nursing associates to join the NMC register revalidate for the first time this year! Here, Sam Donohue, Assistant Director at the NMC, reflects on the

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