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to think it takes the piss to have to pay £100 a year to continue nursing?

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NotHerRealname Fri 15-Feb-13 19:32:05

I have been a nurse in the NHS for over 10 years now, and each year I have had to pay a yearly fee to maintain my professional registration. Last year the fee was £76, and this year it has increased to a whopping £100.
Obviously I earn an enormous salary as a nurse so I can easily afford this hmm .
Does anyone else thinks this takes takes the bloody biscuit really? As I understand it other professionals have to pay an annual fee to stay on a professional register too. I was wondering how these fees compare to the one for the NMC.

FutTheShuckUp Fri 15-Feb-13 19:33:32

It is the NMC you pay to maintain registration

TaggieCampbellBlack Fri 15-Feb-13 19:35:10

I'd feel slightly less bitter if the NMC weren't such corrupt, bullying, incompetent bastards.

HavingALittleFaithBaby Fri 15-Feb-13 19:35:35

I'm a nurse too. I do think its a lot but they worked to hold it lower for a long time and compared to some HCPs we get off lightly. £320 for physio! £208 for a SALT...

AKissIsNotAContract Fri 15-Feb-13 19:36:10

That's cheaper than what dental nurses have to pay.

Vexedbybook Fri 15-Feb-13 19:36:38


I had to ring the NMC the other week and the person on the phone was a git, spectacularly rude. Weren't they declared "unfit for purpose" a few years ago? Bring back the UKCC.

Pricklypickup Fri 15-Feb-13 19:37:00

£205 for ACCA

Nicknamegrief Fri 15-Feb-13 19:37:24

Physio £300+ and then there is HPC on top plus sports and exercise medicine, orthopaedic medicine fees.

SLT about £250 and HPC on top. SLT also no uniform so spend a small fortune on clothes I don't mind wearing on hospital wards or sitting on the floor with small children.

We don't get any of the nurses shift hours but then there is also no potential for extra shifts etc to increase our salary at times.

JakeBullet Fri 15-Feb-13 19:37:37

Blimey...that's gone up.

I have left nursing now and have no plans to return thankfully. I am aware it's good compared with how much other HCPs pay a year to maintain their registration but even so it's a big jump.

Are you allowed to make a regular payment on a monthly basis now or does it have to be in one hit?

Roseformeplease Fri 15-Feb-13 19:37:49

Teachers pay too.

girliefriend Fri 15-Feb-13 19:38:08

YANBU, it does take the piss. I also think our employers should contribute towards it.

I am however really shock at how much physios and salt are paying!!!

doobiedoobiedoobie Fri 15-Feb-13 19:38:33

I'm a nurse but not practising ATM, I've been a SAHM for almost 3 years, my fees are due this month. We really don't have £100 to pay it, but no choice really. YANBU, it's sickening. So much money when I'm not even working! I definitely think it should be reduced/ void for people not working at that time/ maternity leave/ part time workers etc.

NotHerRealname Fri 15-Feb-13 19:38:39

Really? What do dental nurses pay then? I think their salary is even lower than registered nurses isn't it?

Maebe Fri 15-Feb-13 19:39:18

Similar to my profession - once you've worked your arse off to get Chartered, you have to pay about £150 a year to maintain that status (and its pretty necessary for a lot of the jobs). Some companies are nice and pay it, but a lot aren't. It is shit, but YAB a little U, a lot of professions have an annual cost involved.

MrsMiniversCharlady Fri 15-Feb-13 19:40:45

I'm registered with the HPC and I currently pay £152 every two years (so £76 a year). I guess I can look forward to it going up in line with NMC then! It is tax deductible which reduces it a reasonable amount, but it does slightly annoy me that I have to pay it basically to cover the costs of dealing with fitness to practice hearings. I'm not sure what the answer is though, other than those whose fitness is called into question having to pay the costs of hearings.

Nicknamegrief Fri 15-Feb-13 19:40:53

Less physios/ SLTs to cover probably the same costs.

Have no idea about union fees for SLTs.

Vexedbybook Fri 15-Feb-13 19:41:34

Who do teachers have to pay now? I flat shared with teachers for years and there was no compulsory registration fee for them, just their choice of union.

pippibluestocking Fri 15-Feb-13 19:41:52

What do teachers pay? I think OTs is a bit lowe than nurses but stand to be corrected if Im wrong!

goodygumdrops Fri 15-Feb-13 19:42:46

Nurses have RCN fees to pay as well, which aren't really optional, even if in theory they are.

It would be ok if the NMC were a useful body. But they are appallingly bad, so YANBU.

MrsMiniversCharlady Fri 15-Feb-13 19:42:56

Who do physios have to pay other than the HPC? Are they registered with more than one body?

Maybe83 Fri 15-Feb-13 19:42:58

Mine are 240 per yr plus 300 per exam that I may need to sit and I'm not hcp though and continued professional hrs so no I don't think it's that high

mercibucket Fri 15-Feb-13 19:43:08

do you declare it plus cleaning uniform expenses on your tax return? if not, you can, so backdate that claim asap

wonderstuff Fri 15-Feb-13 19:43:53

I'm not sure teachers do pay anything, we did pay the gtc, but now that's been abolished I don't think we have a professional body. We need to pay union subs, but dont have to.

25% increase when you are on a pay freeze, and presumably your pension contributions have risen? YANBU that's harsh.

SchroSawMargeryDaw Fri 15-Feb-13 19:44:07

It's £245 to get and renew an SIA license to work as a security guard.

Vexedbybook Fri 15-Feb-13 19:44:07

I've never paid the RCN a penny. Unison are cheaper and less lickarsey to the high ups.

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