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Registration of Nurses

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 21 January 2021

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Questions (316)

Niall Collins


316. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Health if he will advise regarding correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2994/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The 2021 annual registration renewal for nurses and midwives is under way online through a new MyNMBI portal. As at close of business on 19 January, almost 55,000 nurses and midwives had renewed their registration, equating to 70% of registrants.

As this is the first year of the new online system, NMBI provided information to each registrant on the steps required when they first engage with the online system. This information was provided in correspondence that was sent to each registrant’s home address at the end of November 2020. Additional support mechanisms to assist registrants include a user guide and video are available at Registrants also have the facility to email NMBI outlining any problem encountered.

In certain circumstances registrants, who have no access to a personal computer or secure internet connection, can request a paper employment form on which the additional information around employment will be captured. Registrants can request the form via the NMBI helpline on 1890 200 116, or by posting their request to Registration Department, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, 18-20 Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, A94 R299. They can complete the form and return it with a postal order for the annual renewal fee. This material will then be manually entered into the system by NMBI staff and a certificate will be generated which will be emailed (or posted if necessary ) to the registrant.