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Monitoring Report - NMC 2021/22

26 Sep 2022
  • 2022
  • Performance Reviews

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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760,444 professionals on register (at 30 June 2022)
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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


This report covers the period 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2022.

 Key Findings

  • The NMC has not met Standard 15 again this year, because it is still taking too long to conclude fitness to practise cases. Clearing the backlog is a priority for the NMC: it has implemented an action plan and published regular progress reports to its Council. But the action plan had mixed results this year, and there is still a backlog.
  • The NMC developed an EDI action plan for 2022-25. The plan includes a commitment to publish the findings of research into differences in people’s experiences of NMC processes associated with different characteristics, and to take action to address any unfairness.  
  • The NMC continues to engage effectively with stakeholders. We received positive feedback from several organisations about how the NMC has engaged with them. It also launched its Public Voice Forum this year.
  • The NMC launched a review of its pre-registration education standards. The review includes learning from changes it made to its requirements in response to the pandemic.
  • The NMC has taken steps to improve the transparency of its registration appeals process. It introduced a process to review and quality assure Assistant Registrars’ decisions, and published updated information about the appeals process.


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