Please visit for information about temporary registration and changes to how we’re operating during this time.


Joining, staying on or leaving the register

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Search the register

Our register shows who can practise as a nurse or midwife in the UK, or as a nursing associate in England

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Employer confirmations

Employer confirmations allows employers to search for multiple registrants

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NMC Online

Managing your registration online

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Staying on the register

How to renew your registration and update your details

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Leaving the register

This page has information on how to inform us if you wish to leave the register, retire from the register or tell us if someone on our register has passed away

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Returning to the register

How to return to the register after a break or lapse in registration

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Guidance for employers

How employers should check registration

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Working outside the UK

When a nurse or midwife wants to practise outside the UK, the licencing authority in that country may require us to verify their UK registration status

Health and character guidance for AEIs

Guidance for approved education institutions (AEIs)

Revalidation: Find out what you need to do

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