The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has published its corporate plan 2013 – 2016 and in it commits to six priorities designed to help it deliver efficient and effective regulation.

The plan 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; and
  • Continuing to improve and implement new NMC systems and processes.

NMC Chief Executive and Registrar, 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.

“The Corporate Plan was developed against the backdrop of two major events; the strategic review carried out by the Professional Standards Authority (formally the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence) and the publication of the Francis Inquiry. The Corporate Plan 2013 – 2016 ensures that we remain focused on our role and deliver our core statutory functions to a high standard, whilst demonstrating our commitment to improving the NMC and placing it at the heart of public protection.”