Misrepresentation

As the professional regulator for nurses and midwives in the UK, and nursing associates in England, our role is to protect the public and our professionals from serious misrepresentation and its consequences.  

Our Registration Enforcement policy and Prosecution policy outline how the NMC responds to rare cases where a person dishonestly represents that they have qualifications in nursing or midwifery when they do not; represents that they are registered with us when they are not; and/or uses a protected title which they’re not entitled to use.

A person may do this themselves, or they may allow another person to do this on their behalf.

We’ve developed both policies following external engagement to help ensure that we are fair and consistent in our approach.  

The Prosecution policy is designed for members of the public who may be affected by, or concerned by, a case of misrepresentation.

The Registration Enforcement policy is designed for members of the public who may be affected by, or concerned by, a case of misrepresentation but also individuals who were previously on our register who work without registration or use a protected title that they’re not entitled to use.

For more information, please contact: RegistrationInvestigations@nmc-uk.org