Contact Information Sheet

Contact Information Sheet
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  • Geographical Area
  • Jurisdiction
    United Kingdom
  • Organisation
    Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Address

    Postal Address
    23 Portland Place
    London W1B 1PZ

    Location Address
    23 Portland Place
    London W1B 1PZ

  • Phone
    020 7637 7181
  • Fax
    020 7436 2924
  • Email
  • Website
  • Contact Point
    Chief Executive Officer and Registrar
    Jackie Smith
  • Regulatory Body

    The Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) safeguards the health and wellbeing of the public by continually regulating, reviewing and promoting nursing and midwifery standards.
    To achieve its aims, the NMC:

    • maintains a register of qualified nurses, midwives and specialist community public health nurses
    • sets standards for conduct, performance and ethics
    • provides advice for nurses and midwives
    • considers allegations of misconduct, lack of competence or unfitness to practise due to ill health.

    Established in 2002, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is a statutory body set up by Parliament through the Nursing and Midwifery Order 21 (the Order). (accessed on 23/04/2009)

  • Health System

    The National Health Service (NHS) is the publicly funded health system. The NHS provides healthcare to everyone normally resident in the UK, is funded exclusively through income tax, and whilst many services are free of charge to the patient there are significant charges associated with eye tests, prescriptions, and many aspects of personal care. Furthermore there is very little NHS provision of dental care. The NHS provides the majority of healthcare in England, including primary care in-patient care and primary health care, ophthalmology and dentistry. The National Health Service Act 1946 came into effect on 5 July 1948.

    Private health care has continued parallel to the NHS, paid for largely by private insurance, but it is used by less than 8% of the population. The costs of running the NHS are met directly from general taxation.

    The UK government department responsible for the NHS is the Department of Health headed by a Headed by a Secretary for Health (Health Secretary), who sits in the British Cabinet. The NHS is the world's largest health service. (accessed on 23/04/2009).

    Validated August 2008

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