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Petition against NMC fee hike halfway to target


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.


Readers' comments (2)

  • As a mature student due to qualify next September I have already made a financial sacrifice during my training, the last thing I need and want is to be nearly double for my registration when I qualify.

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  • I think it is absolutle shocking that the NMC want to increase the registration fee to £120 especially as failings have been identified at every level. it is widely accepted that the nursing profession is not paid enough for the amount of responsibility and amount of work that they actually undertake, so why should nurses be made to pay more for their registration? also the level of financial commitment it takes to get through 3 years of traing, newly qualified nurses wont have the funds to register.

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