NMC has made “substantial improvements”

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 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.”



Notes for editors

1.   The Nursing and Midwifery Council exists to protect the public. We do this by ensuring that only those who meet our requirements are allowed to practise as a nurse or midwife in the UK. We take action if concerns are raised about whether a nurse or midwife is fit to practise.

2.   *CHRE (now known as Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care). 

3.   For media enquiries, please contact Madeleine Childs at madeleine.childs@nmc-uk.org or on 020 7681 5936.