Health Professions: Registration

Department of Health written question – answered on 26th May 2016.

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Photo of Karin Smyth Karin Smyth Labour, Bristol South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of applications for registration to the Nursing and Midwifery Council were accepted within 90 days for candidates trained in (a) in England, (b) in the European Economic Area (EEA) and (c) outside the EEA in each year since 2009-10.

Photo of Ben Gummer Ben Gummer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The information requested in relation to the number of applications for registration to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is not held centrally.

The NMC is the independent regulator of nurses and midwives in the United Kingdom and is responsible for nurse registration. Statistical information provided by the NMC on the proportion of applications for registration that were accepted within 90 days is set out in the table below. This information is based on applications for initial registration and does not include renewals or readmission requests.

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

%*

UK**

100

100

100

100

100

99.9

99.8

EEA

100

100

100

100

99.9

98.3

100

Overseas***

100

100

100

100

99.9

95.3

98.2

* Measurements reflect the proportion of completed applications, where we have registered within the 90 day period. An application is deemed complete once all of the required documents have been submitted and confirmed.

** Information is collected on a UK rather than an England basis.

*** Overseas and European Economic Area applicants undertake a multi stage process to join the register. Full information of the percentage completing this within 90 days is not available for this end to end process, without further detailed analysis. This above table provides the information on the percentage accepted and registered at the very final stage of the registration process, within 90 days.

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