As a midwife you have to pay an annual fee to the NMC to be able to stay on the register.
Paying your registration fee is easy. If you pay by direct debit, you can either pay the full amount in one go, or spread the cost over four quarterly payments throughout the year. Not only is direct debit the easiest payment method, it also removes the risk of lapsing if your payment is late. If your payment is late, you will be automatically taken off the register which means you must stop working as a nurse or midwife until you are readmitted to the register – a process that can take between two to six weeks.
How to set up your direct debit
Setting yourself up to pay couldn’t be easier. Simply create an NMC Online account and input your payment details. If you pay by credit or debit card instead of direct debit you can still use NMC Online, but you can’t pay by instalments.
This short animation explains how you can pay your fee.
Keep your details up to date
It is really important that you keep your personal details, including your email address, up to date with the NMC. This is because they use the email address that you have provided to let you know about important updates that affect your registration including when your annual fee is due.
Sometimes the NMC’s emails can find their way into your junk email folder so make sure you check it regularly. To prevent this, add email@example.com to your safe senders list.
If you don’t use NMC Online they will send you a letter. Whether you choose to use NMC Online or not, it’s really important to keep your contact information up to date.
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