Updating your details

How to change your name or address

It is vital that we have your correct contact details so we can let you know when your registration is due to be renewed. If your payment is late, you will be automatically taken off the register which means you must stop working as a nurse or midwife until you are readmitted to the register – a process that can take between two to six weeks.

Change of address or email address

If you wish to change your address or email address with us the easiest way to do this is via the account services section on your NMC Online account.

Please provide your:

  • NMC Pin
  • full name
  • previous address
  • new address.

We know that sometimes our emails can find their way into your junk email folder so make sure you check it regularly. To prevent this, add noreply@nmc-uk.org to your safe senders list.

Change of geographical location

If you wish to change the geographical area you currently practise in, please visit the account services section via your NMC Online account.  Here you will be able to click a dropdown menu to select Registration.

Change of name

You need to practise in the same name as we hold for you on our register. This helps employers and the public find the correct information they need about your eligibility to practise.

To change your name with us, you must tell us in writing at our Portland Place office or via email to ukenquiries@nmc-uk.org. Please provide your:

  • NMC Pin
  • previous name and title
  • new name and title
  • previous signature and new signature
  • a copy of the official document confirming the name change (for example, marriage certificate or deed of name change certificate). Unfortunately we are unable to accept photographs of official documents, they must be scanned and must be in a PDF or jpg format. 

Please note that we do not accept passports or drivers’ licences. Please do not send any original documents as we are unable to return them. Once your name has been changed, we will post you a new copy of your statement of entry.