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NMBI statement on website purporting to be a register

Home News Latest News NMBI statement on website purporting to be a register
February 09, 2021

NMBI is aware of a website purporting to be a register of nurses in Ireland. 

The website is not connected with NMBI. (There is also a disclaimer on the website saying it is not connected.) 

NMBI is aware of a website purporting to be a register of nurses in Ireland. 

The website is not connected with NMBI. (There is also a disclaimer on the website saying it is not connected.)  

However, given the confusion this may cause NMBI wishes to reassure registrants that there has not been a data breach at NMBI and the website concerned appears to be presenting data already accessible publicly and then purporting to represent it as a ‘Register’. The information presented is also inaccurate, in that many of the records are over six years old and it quotes numbers on divisions that are incorrect. 

As registrants will know, we are required by law to make some information public under the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011, via the Register of Nurses and Midwives. This appears to be the kind of information copied at a time in the past and presented on the website in question. Private personal information has not been accessed. 

Registrants should know that those behind the website concerned generate income from pop-up Google adverts and we would therefore discourage registrants from accessing the site or sharing its details. To this end, NMBI has decided not to name the website concerned. 

NMBI continues to treat the protection of personal data on our systems very seriously and monitors legal and technical developments very carefully. For more information please see our Privacy Statement here.

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