NMC has made "substantial improvements"

Published on 15 September 2014

An independent report published today has concluded that the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has made “substantial improvements” against the four areas outlined by the 2012 strategic review*.

The independent review, carried out by KPMG, details the progress the NMC has made against the recommendations made in 2012. Crucially, it states that the NMC’s focus is clearly set on its core purpose of protecting the public.

Jackie Smith, Chief Executive and Registrar of the NMC said:

“The publication of today’s report highlights the substantial progress the NMC has made in the last two years. It also highlights the areas where we need to continue to make progress and we are not complacent about that.

“We feel this signals to every nurse, midwife and member of the public that they can have confidence in the regulator and that we have made good on the promises we made two years ago.

“I am exceptionally proud of the staff who have made this progress possible and of how far the organisation has come in such a short period of time. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the stakeholders who took part in this review and most importantly NMC staff, without whom, we could not have made the huge strides in progress reported today.”


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