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NMC commits to better regulation

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)  has committed to six priorities which will help it deliver efficient and effective regulation. 

Published in the NMC corporate plan 2013 - 2016, the plans are designed to ensure that business is carried out effectively, so that the regulator can "better fulfil its primary role of protecting the public". 

It also sets out key priorities for the next three years including:

  • Continuing improvement to fitness to practise processes
  • Achieving financial stability
  • Ongoing review of registration policies and processes
  • Implementing a model for ensuring that nurses and midwives continue to be fit to practise
  • Delivering a robust engagement strategy
  • Continuing to improve and implement new NMC systems and processes

As part of the six priorities identified, during 2013 - 2014 the NMC is aiming to set a budget and long term financial plans to ensure the reserves target is met and implement an engagement strategy which builds relationships to support the delivery of regulatory activities. 

The NMC has also pledged to review the cost effectiveness of fitness to practise processes and ensure that council members are fully equipped and supported to carry out their role. 

NMC chief executive Jackie Smith said: “Our Corporate Plan 2013 - 2016 sets out what we would like to achieve over the next three years and it provides a benchmark by which our success will be measured.