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The NMC is currently revising the Code, and is seeking the views of patients, the public, nurses, midwives and other organisations or individuals who may be affected by changes to the Code. This revision has been informed by the recommendations of recent major healthcare reviews including the Francis Report. The revised Code will also align to revalidation, a process which will require all nurses and midwives to regularly confirm to the NMC that they are fit to practise. Revalidation will be introduced at the end of 2015.

Jackie Smith, NMC Chief Executive and Registrar said,

“The Nursing and Midwifery Council exists to protect the public, and the Code is central in all that we do. It explains exactly what is expected of all nurses and midwives, no matter how and where they practise or what stage of their careers they are at.

“The Code states that nurses and midwives must treat the people in their care with kindness, consideration and respect. The overwhelming majority of nurses and midwives do this, often under difficult circumstances.

“This is a chance to tell us what is important to you, and explain exactly what you expect from the people who care for you”

The consultation is the second part of the wider revalidation consultation. It is available now until 11 August 2014.

NMC launch fee consultation

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) today launched its consultation on a proposed increase to the annual registration fee.

The consultation, which will run from 12:00 on the 8 May until 12:00 on the 31 July 2014, will look to gather the views of nurses and midwives on a proposed increase in the registration fee from £100 to £120. 

Jackie Smith, Chief Executive and Registrar of the NMC said:

“This consultation is an opportunity for all nurses and midwives to have their say on the proposed increase to the annual registration fee. We are proposing to increase the registration fee by £20 which would enable us to make the much needed improvements we have committed to.”

The NMC Council will make their final decision on the fee level at their Council meeting on 1 October 2014.