NMC and Me research

Published on 24 September 2021

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We're looking at the way we engage with different groups of people. This includes the professionals on our register, as well as students, employers and our key partner organisations.

We think this will help us to strengthen our relationship with the nursing and midwifery professions, and in turn it will help us get our support for you right. It builds on research we did in 2019 on people’s opinions about our work.

We’ve asked an independent agency, called Britain Thinks, to do this research on our behalf.

We started this work in August 2021 with focus groups and in-depth interviews with members of the public. This helped us to understand their experiences and views of the health and care sector, the professions we regulate, regulation in general, and the NMC.

We’re now following this with further research involving professionals, students, partners, employers and politicians. 

We ran a survey for nurses, midwives, nursing associates, students and employers to find out:

  • how confident you are in the NMC
  • your views on the work we’re doing to help professionals
  • your views on our response to the Covid-19 pandemic
  • and what you think about our communications with you, including our visual identity.

The survey closed on 18 October 2021.

Next steps

There are two more parts to this research.

  1. We’ll look at the implementation of our new Future Nurse and Future Midwife standards to look at how well they’re understood and adopted by the professions.
  2. We’ll look at our visual identity to better understand how well we communicate with you in our use of language, images and colours across our website, newsletters, social media and other publications

We’ll publish the results on our website in December 2021.

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