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Legal advice: I am thinking of cancelling my registration with the NMC. Do you have any advice?

Removing yourself from the Nursing and Midwifery Council register limits the roles and positions you can legally undertake, so consider your options carefully before doing this, says legal expert Marc Cornock. 
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Removing yourself from the Nursing and Midwifery Council register limits the roles and positions you can legally undertake, so consider your options carefully before doing this, says legal expert Marc Cornock

To practise as a nurse in the UK, you must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Your entry on to the NMC register shows you have met the competencies and standards required to practice as a nurse.

Although the title of nurse is not protected, registered nurse is a protected title which can only be achieved by registration with the NMC. It is a criminal offence to represent yourself as registered when you are not, and as many nursing posts are for registered nurses, it would also be a criminal offence to work in

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