NMC Online

NMC Online


The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the largest healthcare regulatory body in the world, with over 685,000 nurses and midwives on the register. The NMC exist to protect the public by setting standards of education, training, conduct and performance so that nurses and midwives deliver high quality healthcare.


Fortesium’s challenge was to bring the world’s largest healthcare register online.  The NMC register being paper based incurred considerable printing and mailing cost. Paper based forms prone to human error led to considerable delays in processing and updating registrations.

The proposed bespoke system needed to allow registrants to manage their registration as well as allowing credit card payments along with the ability set up direct debits.   Contact details could be updated as could employee’s geographical location along with equality and diversity information and much more.


Fortesium engineered a secure, responsive and easily extendable self service online portal using a combination of modern frameworks such as Microsoft ASP.NET, Knockout JS, Bootstrap and others. A solution built around a distributed event messaging framework, Fortesium chose NServiceBus as the core framework with MSMQ as the reliable transport.

Side by side with NMC Online, Fortesium also developed an administration website  for the Fitness To Practice department of the NMC. Allowing call centre staff to streamline the process of arranging any hearings.


Fortesium delivered the required system on time and within budget. Over 600,000 nurses and midwives have signed up to NMC Online resulting in considerable saving for the NMC. The success of NMC Online has led Fortesium to work on other project for the NMC such as HEI Uploads, Readmission, Revalidation and future projects like MRPQ and Phased payments.