NMC collects diversity data.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Trade and professional associations (Services)
Trade and professional associations (Membership)
Pub Date: 10/01/2009
Publication: Name: Community Practitioner Publisher: Ten Alps Publishing Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 Ten Alps Publishing ISSN: 1462-2815
Issue: Date: Oct, 2009 Source Volume: 82 Source Issue: 10
Topic: Event Code: 360 Services information
Product: Product Code: 8620000 Professional Membership Assns NAICS Code: 81392 Professional Organizations SIC Code: 8621 Professional organizations
Organization: Organization: Nursing and Midwifery Council; Nursing and Midwifery Council
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United Kingdom Geographic Code: 4EUUK United Kingdom
Accession Number: 209163239
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The NMC has started to collect data on the ethnicity, disabilities, sexual orientation and religion or beliefs of its registrants.

Unite/CPHVA lead professional officer Obi Amadi stated: 'We have been calling on the NMC to collect data on the diversity of all nurses and midwives for some time now and we are happy that it has finally taken steps toward this. We encourage members to inform the NMC of their details. Organisations that do not have such records should follow suit and begin collecting this information.'

The NMC has devised a diversity questionnaire for registrants and at the time of going to press, it had already received 6100 returned forms. To complete the questionnaire, please see: www.nmc-uk.org and click on 'Equality and Diversity'.

Winners of the Mary Seacole awards, which recognise outstanding services for black and minority ethnic communities, are due to be announced on 21 October.
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