The latest from the Nursing and Midwifery Council


There are currently a number of revalidation pilot sites that the NMC have partnered with to test the system and processes underpinning revalidation. These include:

  • Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
  • Guys and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mersey Care NHS Trust
  • NHS Tayside, and local partners
  • Public Health England
  • Western Health and Social Care Trust
  • Birmingham City University
  • Bupa UK
  • Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • GP practices
  • Hallam Medical
  • Independent occupational health practitioners through the Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners (AOHNP)
  • Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Dundee
  • Self employed nurses through the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses (BACN)
  • Self employed nurses through the Private Independent Aesthetic Practices Association (PIAPA)
  • South West Region Defence Primary Healthcare
  • Unite the union (registrant members of the professional officer team)

A review by the NMC of the pilots is planned to take place at the end of June 2015. UNISON will be holding a UK-wide meeting to discuss any issues or concerns raised during the pilots with representatives in those pilot sites in June.

More on revalidation


Revised NMC code of conduct

The NMC’s code of conduct which sets out standards of conduct, performance and ethics for the profession, has been revised. The revised NMC code took effect from 31 March 2015.

Revised code of conduct


New social networking guidance

The new social networking guidance which underpins the Code, covers the need to use social media and social networking sites responsibly.

Social networking guidance

Raising concerns guidance updated

The guidance for nurses and midwives on raising concerns has been updated to reflect the new Code in 2015. It sets out broad principles that will help you think through the issues and take appropriate action in the public interest.

Raising concern guidance updated


UNISON secures fees debate

Following the e-petition on NMC fee increases reaching over 100,000 signatures, Dave Anderson MP secured a Westminster Hall parliamentary debate on 23 March 2015. Watch the debate using the link below.

Watch the fees debate