NMC comments on financial discussions at Council meeting
29 January 2014
The NMC’s core function is to ensure the protection of the public; without sufficient funding the NMC is unable to fulfil that regulatory commitment.
In 2012, the NMC accepted a one off grant of £20 million, which enabled the registration fee for nurses and midwives to be maintained at £100 for two years. The government’s £20 million grant was given to the NMC on the understanding that the NMC would clear its historic caseload by summer 2014 and meet its six month adjudication key performance indicator (KPI) by the end of 2014. The NMC has already cleared its historic caseload* and is on track to meet the six month adjudications (KPI) by the end of 2014.
As the two years of additional funding provided by the government draws to a close, the NMC council will be reviewing the current fee structure at their March 2014 Council meeting. This is in line with the NMC’s commitment to review fees on an annual basis. The NMC Council will have the final decision on whether a fee consultation needs to take place.
Notes for editors
1. We are the nursing and midwifery regulator for England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Islands. We exist to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the public. We set standards of education, training, conduct and performance for nurses and midwives, and hold the register of those who have qualified and meet those standards. We provide guidance to help nurses and midwives keep their skills and knowledge up to date and uphold our professional standards. We have clear and transparent processes to investigate and deal with nurses and midwives who fall short of our standards.
2. *Other than a handful of cases which cannot proceed due to third party involvement.
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