Our order and rules
The text of the legislation for regulating nurses and midwives.
Much of our legislation has been amended since it was first introduced. For ease of reference, we have produced a number of unofficial consolidated text versions of our legislation which show the legislation currently in effect for regulating nurses and midwives.
Please note, users must consult an official version of the legislation for the purpose of interpreting and applying the law. The original versions of the legislation in effect can be found on the legislation.gov website.
Consolidated text versions of our legislation
|Legislation||Short description||PDF link|
|The Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 – consolidated text||Establishes the NMC, sets out our primary purpose of protecting the public, the structure of the organisation and our functions and activities.|
Privy Council orders
|Legislation||Short description||PDF links||Web link (where possible)|
|The Nursing and Midwifery (Constitution) Order 2008||Sets out the requirements and process for becoming a member of our Council.|
|Nurses and Midwives (Parts of and Entries in the Register) Order of Council 2004 – consolidated text||Sets out the structure of the register of nurses and midwives, and protected titles which may only be used by persons on the register.|
|European Nursing and Midwifery Qualifications Designation Order of Council 2004 – consolidated text||Sets out how we will treat certain EU qualifications for the purposes of satisfying the education requirements of registration.|
|The Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 (Transitional Provisions) Order of Council 2004 – consolidated text||Sets out how arrangements for registered nurses and midwives, fitness to practise proceedings and so on were transferred from our predecessor organisation to us when the Order was implemented.|
|Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 (Legal Assessors) Order of Council 2004 – consolidated text||Sets out how legal advice should be given by legal assessors to us on points of law at hearings.|
|Legislation||Short description||Web link (where possible)|
|The Nursing and Midwifery Council (Education, Registration and Registration Appeals) Rules 2004 – consolidated text||Sets out our power to set education and registration requirements, what they are, establish and maintain a register of nurses and midwives, and rights of appeal against decisions.|
|The Nursing and Midwifery Council (Fitness to Practise) Rules 2004 – consolidated text||Sets out how we will investigate and take action on allegations that a registered nurse’s or midwife’s fitness to practise is impaired. This includes the hearings process, appeals and sanctions that are available.|
|Nursing and Midwifery Council (Practice Committees) (Constitution) Rules 2008 - consolidated text||Sets out statutory practice committees for our key areas of activity, what they do and who is eligible to be a member.|
|The Nursing and Midwifery Council (Fees) Rules 2004 – consolidated text||Sets out the fees that we will charge to registrants.|
See the original legal text of our legislation and subsequent amendments [PDF]