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Removals from the Register of Nurses and Midwives

Home News Latest News Removals from the Register of Nurses and Midwives
March 29, 2018

Removals from the Register of Nurses and Midwives took place on Thursday 29 March 2018.

Removals from the Register of Nurses and Midwives took place on Thursday 29 March 2018 following a meeting of the NMBI Board on 28 March 2018. Names were removed from the Register of Nurses and Midwives in accordance with Section 77 of the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 (the Act) for failure to pay the Annual Retention Fee for 2018. 

Please be advised
It is your legal and professional responsibility to ensure that your name is on the Register if you practise nursing or midwifery in Ireland. It is an offence to practise nursing/midwifery if your name is not on the Register. This includes clinical practice, nursing /midwifery management, education or research.

Once your name has been removed from the Register your status changes on the Register to “unregistered”, and you are sent a letter by NMBI to inform you of the change of status.

Furthermore, in accordance with Section 82 of the Act, the Minister for Health, the Health Service Executive and any known employer will be notified regarding removals from the Register.

Restoration Process
You can apply to restore your name to the Register, in accordance with Section 78 of the Act on or before 1 July 2018.   Please note the following important instructions:

  • Please click here to download the Restoration Form.

  • Complete the form fully and sign it. 

  • Return the completed form along with the restoration fee of €250 AND pay your outstanding ARF.  The restoration fee amount can be paid by completing the credit/debit card mandate on the Restoration Form or by enclosing a bank draft, postal order, or cheque. It may take up to 7 working days to process the form. Please be advised that no personal cheques or cash payments will be accepted.

  • Alternatively please call our call centre on 1890 200 116. Please retain proof of payment should your employer request same.  


If you do not make the application on or before 1 July 2018 you will be considered as a new applicant and must go through a full registration application process and pay associated fees.

In accordance with the requirements set out in Section 77(1) of the Act, a Renewal Notice dated 9 November 2017 and a Reminder Notice dated 13 February 2018 were issued prior to the matter of removal being considered by the Board. 

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