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NMC launches consultation into paying fees by instalments

11 August 2014

Today we launched a consultation on rule changes which would enable nurses and midwives to pay their annual registration fee in instalments. 

The legislative change would give nurses and midwives the ability to pay their registration fee in instalments and will be implemented after we have made the necessary system and policy changes.  

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

“We are determined to introduce the ability to pay the registration fee in instalments as soon as we can, making it easier and less burdensome for nurses and midwives.

“A fully functioning system of paying registration fees in instalments, for all nurses and midwives, will be in place from 2016.” 

The consultation will run from 11 August 2014 to the 3 October 2014.

 

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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.   The consultation can be found here: www.nmc.org.uk/about-us/consultations/past-consultations/2014-consultations/introducing-powers-to-allow-payment-of-registration-fees-by-instalment/

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