Those working in social care are sometimes "disregarded and undermined by others".
Up to 19 babies and mothers died between 2004 and 2012 as a result of mistakes by staff.
The helpline is part of the NMC's bid to become a "person-centred" regulator.
Overseas nurses will now be able to apply to join the register through an online system.
The changes have been designed to ensure that nursing and midwifery professionals can join the UK workforce as quickly as...
The regulator plans to tackle the “negative perceptions” some nurses and midwives hold.