Nurses and Midwives Act 2011

46.

Registers.

46.— (1) The Board shall establish and maintain—

( a) a register to be known as the register of nurses and midwives, and

( b) a candidate register.

(2) The register of nurses and midwives shall contain the names of the nurses and midwives registered, and the qualifications they are entitled to have registered, under this Act, and any other details required by the rules, and shall consist of the divisions specified by the rules, including—

( a) the nurses division, which shall include the names of those nurses registered in that division and such other identifying particulars of those nurses as the Board considers appropriate, and

( b) the midwives division, which shall include the names of those midwives registered in that division and such other identifying particulars of those midwives as the Board considers appropriate.

(3) The candidate register shall contain the names of the candidates registered and any other details required by the rules and shall consist of the divisions specified by the rules, including—

( a) a nurse candidate division, which shall include the names and details of candidates who are pursuing the requirements and standards for first time registration in the nurses division of the register of nurses and midwives and such other identifying particulars of those candidates as the Board considers appropriate, and

( b) a midwife candidate division, which shall include the names and details of candidates who are pursuing the requirements and standards for first time registration in the midwives division of the register of nurses and midwives and such other identifying particulars of those candidates as the Board considers appropriate.

(4) The register of nurses and midwives and the candidate register may be established and maintained in paper or electronic form.

(5) A certificate purporting to be signed by the chief executive officer, or another employee of the Board authorised by the chief executive officer to give a certificate under this subsection, and to certify that on a specified day or days or during the whole of a specified period—

( a) a person named in the certificate was or was not a person registered in the register of nurses and midwives or a particular division or divisions of that register, or in the candidate register or a particular division of that register, or

( b) the registration of a person named in the certificate—

(i) was suspended, or

(ii) was subject to the relevant conditions specified in the certificate,

shall, without proof of the signature of the person purporting to sign the certificate or that the person was the chief executive officer or another employee of the Board so authorised, as the case may be, be evidence, unless the contrary is proved, of the matters stated in the certificate.

(6) A person whose name is entered in the register of nurses and midwives or the candidate register—

( a) shall furnish the Board with particulars of his or her employer and the position held in such form and at such intervals as may be specified by the Board, and

( b) shall declare, in such manner and at such intervals as may be specified by the Board, whether he or she has met the requirements specified by the Board within the immediately preceding specified period.

(7) The Board shall, as soon as is practicable after a nurse, midwife or candidate has been registered and the appropriate fees paid, give the nurse, midwife or candidate a certificate stating—

( a) the name of the nurse, midwife or candidate,

( b) the registration number attached to the registration of the nurse, midwife or candidate,

( c) the division or divisions of the register of nurses and midwives or the candidate register in which the name has been included, and

( d) such other identifying particulars of the nurse, midwife or candidate as the Board considers appropriate.

(8) Where relevant conditions have been attached to the registration of a nurse or midwife, the Board shall enter in the register of nurses and midwives—

( a) a statement that the registration is subject to conditions, and

( b) particulars of the conditions.

(9) The Board may maintain statistical records and make those records available for research and planning, including workforce planning, in accordance with criteria set down by the Board.