A petition calling on MPs to debate the proposed fee hike by the Nursing and Midwifery Council has passed the halfway point towards its target.
As reported by Nursing Times in May, anger at the proposed increase in registration fee from £76 to £120 led a group of nurses to set up an e-petition on the government’s website.
It calls on ministers to review the NMC’s plans and also to consider whether nurses should be charged a registration fee at all.
Any petition on the site that gets at least 100,000 signatures has to be considered for debate in the House of Commons.
As of this week, the petition had been signed by 53,515 people.