Quote from loz_newby
The latest update is that they aren't processing anymore applications until end of march. The audit is "taking longer than predicted". I started my application back in May 2012, and just finished my ONP 4 weeks ago... and I havent heard anything from the NMC, not even a letter to say that they are doing an audit. I am currently hanging out in London waiting for them to do something!! Ive got a job and accommodation lined up but nothing is going ahead because of this audit. The agencies are trying so hard but typical NMC style they couldnt care less. So close to throwing in the towel and going home.
This whole experience has really put me off uk nursing. Disappointing.
Probably doesn't help but its the same the world over. I have had just as many problems and delays with US state boards as with the NMC.
Been waiting over five months now for Illinois state board to do the job its paid to do.
They don't seem to appreciate that this is people's careers, income and lives they are messing with. It doesn't occur to them that we are stuck living off savings while they meander thru paperwork at their own dozy pace.
Can you work as an HCA until this is ready?
Or even just take a random temp job off Gumtree?
If you are in London, i would recommend going to NMC and insisting on talking to someone face to face. They will stall, and say they have to email and see who is in the office today, but don't take any BS, just plan to spend the day there, and take food and a good book!!