Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)
The NMC regulates nurses and midwives in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Islands and keeps a register of all nurses and midwives in the UK.
It is illegal to work as a nurse or midwife without being on the NMC register.
The NMC safeguards the public by ensuring nurses and midwives consistently deliver high quality healthcare, setting standards for education and practice, and proving that they fulfil our requirements for keeping their skills and knowledge up to date.
The NMC aims to inspire confidence by ensuring that the nurses and midwives on their register are fit to practice and by dealing swiftly and fairly with those who are not.
Applying to join the NMC Register
Applications to join the NMC fall broadly into two categories:
Trained outside the UK
Applications may also fall into two other categories:
EU/EEA applications started before 1 January 2021
Information for applicants who started an EU/EEA application and paid their assessment fee by 31 December 2020
Information for Swiss nationals, UK nationals settled in Switzerland and their dependents or spouses