The NMC website and our Overseas Portal will be unavailable from 07:15am - 10:00am on Saturday 16 January while we carry out essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Please visit nmc.org.uk/COVID19 for information about temporary registration and changes to how we’re operating during this time.

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Statement: What do the latest Covid-19 restrictions mean for the NMC?

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Over recent days all four countries of the UK have announced further restrictions to contain the spread of Covid-19. This includes the introduction of tier 4 restrictions in London and parts of the south-east and east of England.

We recognise that this will be difficult and worrying news for many people. We want to reassure you about the steps we’re taking to manage our work and keep people safe.

Fitness to practise case work and hearings

We will continue with our fitness to practise case work and the majority of our fitness to practise hearings will continue to take place virtually.

We have no physical, in-person hearings due to take place until 4 January. Ahead of any future physical, in-person hearings, we will carry out further, additional risk assessments. If there are any changes to scheduled hearings we will contact those involved directly.

Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

Our OSCE centres will remain open in line with government guidelines and our colleagues working at the centres will wear an enhanced level of PPE.

We will continue to keep our website updated as we respond to any future developments.


Other recent news…

Blog: Reintroducing our emergency standards

Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Executive and Registrar at the NMC, talks about our announcement to reintroduce our emergency standards and what this means for students


NMC updates approach to supporting nursing and midwifery education amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Find out about changes to our emergency education standards