Who we are and what we do
We are the professional regulator for nurses and midwives in the UK, and nursing associates in England.
- We maintain the register of nurses and midwives who meet the requirements for registration in the UK, and nursing associates who meet the requirements for registration in England.
- We set the requirements of the professional education that supports people to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for entry to, or annotation on, our register.
- We shape the practice of the professionals on our register by developing and promoting standards including our Code, and we promote lifelong learning through revalidation.
- Where serious concerns are raised about a nurse, midwife or nursing associate’s fitness to practise, we can investigate and, if needed, take action.