How the Code protects you

Our role is to set the standards in the Code, but these are not just our standards. They are the standards that patients and members of the public tell us they expect from healthcare professionals. They are the standards shown every day by good nurses and midwives across the UK.

When joining our register, and then renewing their registration, nurses and midwives commit to upholding these standards. This commitment to professional standards is fundamental to being part of a profession. We can take action if registered nurses or midwives fail to uphold the Code. In serious cases, this can include removing them from the register. 

The Code should be useful for everyone who cares about good nursing and midwifery.

More information

The Code

A leaflet for patients and the public about the Code

A easyread leaflet about the Code 


Download the leaflet and easyread version in Welsh.