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Monitoring Report - NMC 2022/23

05 Sep 2023
  • Performance Reviews
  • 2023

Key facts & figures:

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Regulates the practice of nurses and midwives in the UK & nursing associates in England
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793,402 professionals on register (at 30 June 2023)
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Annual registration fee: £120 for all registrants

Standards of good regulation met:

Total standards met:

17 out of 18

General standards:

5 out of 5

Guidance & Standards:

2 out of 2

Education & Training:

2 out of 2


4 out of 4

Fitness to Practise:

4 out of 5


  • The NMC has not met Standard 15 again this year, because it is still taking too long to conclude fitness to practise (FTP) cases. Safely reducing the FTP caseload remains a clear focus for the NMC and it is working to achieve this. Although the caseload has reduced during 2022/23, there is more work to do to address the backlog.
  • The NMC published further research into the impact of its regulatory processes on professionals with different diversity characteristics. It is taking action to address the disparities identified.
  • The NMC engages proactively with inquiries into failings in patient care. It reviews their findings and takes action to implement learning in its own work.
  • We continue to receive very positive feedback from the NMC’s stakeholders about its engagement with them and its openness to collaboration.
  • This year the NMC published updated pre-registration nursing and midwifery education standards which were designed to increase the flexibility of entry requirements, placement settings and learning methods.
  • The NMC made changes to its English language standards this year. This included permitting employers to provide supplementary information in support of applications in some circumstances. It has implemented measures to mitigate the risks arising from this change.


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