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Do I pay my NMC Registration while on Maternity Leave?

According to the NMC you need to ensure you keep up-to-date with NMC Registration payments and any Revalidation requirements even when you are not at work. 

The NMC website says “If you are receiving pay as a nurse or midwife while on maternity, sick or annual leave, you will need to maintain your registration with us throughout this period.

Changes to the rules around a discretionary period of non-payment means that any Nurse or Midwife that fails to pay their registration on time will be removed from the register and will need to complete a lengthy process to reapply.

Many employers use “Keep in Touch” (KIT) days, which are supernumerary, to ensure you can easily keep up with any practice or skills requirements needed for your employment.