Recruitment of Lay and Registrant Members

About us

What we do

We are the professional regulator for nurses and midwives in the UK, and nursing associates in England.

  1. We maintain the register of nurses and midwives who meet the requirements for registration in the UK, and nursing associates who meet the requirements for registration in England.
  2. We set the requirements of the professional education that supports people to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for entry to, or annotation on, our register.
  3. We shape the practice of the professionals on our register by developing and promoting standards including our Code, and we promote lifelong learning through revalidation.
  4. Where serious concerns are raised about a nurse, midwife or nursing associate’s fitness to practise, we can investigate and, if needed, take action.

Who we regulate

We regulate nurses and midwives in the United Kingdom and nursing associates in England. The Code sets out the standards of practice and behaviour we expect of all our registered healthcare professionals.

Further reading

NMC Strategy 2020-2025
Corporate Plan 2020-2021
Annual Report and Accounts 2019-2020
Financial Strategy 2020-2021
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion