The regulator made the announcement as part of a move ‘refocus’ its functions after a review said the services it provides are ‘confused’.
It is due to pull the services today (29 June), after giving 10 days’ notice.
In a statement, the NMC said that other organisations, such as trade unions and employers, are better placed to carry out the services.
RCM general secretary Louise Silverton said: ‘We understand that the NMC’s advice service is rarely used by midwives, as most will contact either their supervisor of midwives or the RCM if they have any clinical-related queries.
‘Giving 10 days' notice for the withdrawal this service and expecting trade unions to pick up this service is not enough time for the handover, especially as the NMC is planning on raising fees
while reducing its services.’
The nurses and midwives section of the NMC website will also have a new design, it has been announced.
This is hoped to give nurses and midwives easy access the NMC standards and guidance that they need to apply in their practice and to see which standards and guidance are currently under review.
There will be a separate section focussing on how regulation can be applied in practice, including signposting to other organisations which provide information or services for nurses and midwives.