NMC Identity Management & Architecture

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the professional body that maintains the registrations of all practising nurses and midwives in the UK.

The NMC’s customer relationship strategy includes a web portal to provide online services to nurses. This requires online identification, registration and authentication of up to 850,000 users.

Klarient performed a review of identity management options, taking into account existing registration processes and systems, security requirements, costs and scalability.

Klarient recommendated the use of the UK Government Gateway service to front-end user registration and manage user authentication. This would provide a secure, cost-effective and scalable solution but would also interface to a new in-house identity management solution integrating other internal corporate systems providing additional identity and role information necessary for the registration process.

These and other recommendations were all accepted by the NMC.