We recognise that being referred to the NMC can be distressing and isolating. Being referred can also lead to other issues with finances, relationships and maintaining your professional registration. Read our guidance here for practical information on what to expect and what RCN services are available to support you.
If you were not in RCN membership at the time of the incident that led to the referral, please read our advice on legal support for matters which occurred outside membership.
If you have let your registration lapse (for example due to failed payment), you will have to apply for readmission. If you have worked whilst lapsed from the register the NMC take this matter very seriously. They will want to know more.
Readmission to the NMC register is not a complicated process but it is important that it is completed accurately. It can take 2-6 weeks but incomplete/inaccurate information in your paperwork can mean it will take considerably longer.
Read our admission and readmission dos and don'ts. Please note: this guidance provides general information on what to expect and some helpful tips - it is not meant to replace or supersede the NMC’s rules and guidance in this area.