Effective 29th March the NMBI have removed a number of nurses and midwives from the register for non-payment of the annual retention fee. This is a function of the Board undertake independently pursuant to the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011. If you have been removed from the register you are not permitted to practice.
We have been negotiating with the NMBI this week to ensure the smoothest process possible to ensure our members can efficiently re-register and continue to practice.
If you have been removed from the register it is essential that you follow these steps to ensure re-registration prior to practicing:
Bearing in mind that submitting your re-registration form by post can take up to 7 days I strongly urge that you avail of the telephone option to ensure proof of payment can be emailed to you immediately, and in turn proof of payment is sufficient to allow you to practice as you will have been restored to the register.
If you have exceptional circumstances which you believe should give rise to waiver of the re-registration fee then you may write a letter of appeal to the NMBI seeking waiver, and your INMO industrial relations officer can assist you in this regard. However, where you must practice in the interim you should make full payment and then seek the waiver thereafter.
You can consult NMBI for further details.
Dr Edward Mathews,
Director of Regulation and Social Policy