Nurses better off following NMC registration fee updates
Friday, March 25th, 2016 | News
The NMC has announced its registration fee will be payable in quarterly instalments and be partially refunded if nurses decide to leave the register early.
During a meeting to discuss the nursing regulator’s budget and finances, it was also revealed the annual registration fee would be frozen at £120 for the next 12 months, following news the NMC’s finances were within targets.
This will be the first time in two years fees haven’t risen, following increases from £76 to £100 in 2014 and then another £20 to the existing rate in 2015.
Council papers revealed its new quarterly payment system would be live from 1st June onwards and partial refunds for those members that leave the profession part way through the year will be available from September onwards.
According to the papers, the new plans will “ensure parity of treatment between payment methods”, but also stated the NMC “estimate a reduction in annual income of about £0.5m as a result of registrants paying quarterly who leave the register part way during the year.”
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