The Nursing and Midwifery Council exists to safeguard the general public. We do that by simply making sure that just those that meet our demands are permitted to practise being a midwife or nurse within the UK, or a medical associate in England. We do something if issues are raised about whether a nursing assistant, midwife or medical associate is fit to practise.
It really is contrary to the legislation to claim become, or even to practise since, a nurse or midwife within the UK, or being a medical associate in England, if you’re instead of the appropriate section of our register. […]