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The membership payment plan for newly qualified nurses.

Eligibility criteria required and exclusions

Nurse members are on the register of persons engaged in nursing, and whose names have not been removed from that register for reason of misconduct, so: anyone with a nursing, midwifery or health visitor qualification registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

The registration may be live or lapsed. The key is that they are 'on' the register, and either:


Anyone who has been registered with the NMC for more than one year is eligible for full nurse membership.

Members who have been removed from the NMC register will be advised in writing that they can no longer remain in membership, and their membership will be terminated with immediate effect.

Period of availability

The period of availability is for 12 months. Transfer to the nurse full payment plan will be automatic after 12 months on this payment plan.

Membership subscription

Annual rate: £98.43 (£78.74 after tax relief*)
Monthly rate: £8.20 (£6.56 after tax relief*)

* tax relief may vary depending on the tax situation of each member.

Members can save money on their membership by claiming tax relief. Find out how here.

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