Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates
We know that this is an extremely challenging time for the professionals on our register.
Our Code and Standards continue to support you by providing key principles you should follow, alongside the ethical frameworks that normally guide your practice.
It is structured around four themes – prioritise people, practise effectively, preserve safety and promote professionalism and trust.
Developed in collaboration with many who care about good nursing and midwifery, the Code can be used by nurses, midwives and nursing associates as a way of reinforcing their professionalism.
What the Code means for patients
Good nursing and midwifery care explains what a professional Code means for patients and service users and the kind of care they can expect.
Gofal da gan nyrsys a bydwragedd (Welsh)
What the Code means for employers
The new NMC Code - Professional staff, quality services shows how the professional standards and principles of the Code are important to employers of nurses, midwives and nursing associates.
Previous versions of the Code
These versions are only available for reference.
2008 version of the Code - valid until 31 March 2015