The regulator has announced it is introducing a new payment by instalment option, in order to give nurses and midwives greater flexibility when paying their annual registration fee.
Nurses and midwives can now choose to pay their £120 annual registration fee by quarterly direct debit payments of £30, said the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Switching from an annual payment or newly signing up to quarterly payments by instalment is available through the NMC online account, using direct debit.
The NMC launched the payment by instalment option on 27 June after registrants called for a more flexible payment system. The potential move has been under consideration by the regulator since 2014.
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Jackie Smith, NMC chief executive and registrar, said: “The NMC is delighted to launch this new payment option, which will give greater flexibility to nurses and midwives when they pay their annual fee.
“I’m very pleased that we’ve been able to respond to the positive and constructive conversations we’ve had with nurses and midwives to improve this service,” she added.
A guide to payment by instalment is available on the NMC website.