The Code for nurses and midwives – NMC
Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct – The NMC is the regulator for the nursing and midwifery professions in the United Kingdom. The Council maintains the NMC register which includes of all nurses, midwives and as well as specialist community public health nurses eligible to practise within the UK.
The NMC also sets and reviews the standards for education, training, conduct and performance of nurses and midwives. Finally, the NMC has a duty to investigate all allegations of impaired fitness to practise where the standards of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct are not met). A statutory body since 2002, the NMC states that its aim is ‘to protect the health and well-being of the public’.
The role of the NMC
The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s role is to:
- protect the health and wellbeing of the public
- set standards of education, training, conduct and performance so that nurses and midwives can deliver high quality healthcare consistently throughout their careers
- ensure that nurses and midwives keep their skills and knowledge up to date and uphold the NMC’s professional standards, and
- have clear and transparent processes to investigate nurses and midwives who fall short of the NMC’s standards.
The NMC has a duty to investigate all allegations of impaired fitness to practise where the standards of The Code are not met."
NMC Defence Barristers are here to help
Nurses and midwives facing NMC fitness to practise allegations understandably feel extremely isolated and very anxious. If you are a nurse or midwife facing issues with registration, have had a complaint made against your fitness to practise or have been referred to NMC for investigation then we can help. Our nursing lawyers have considerable experience representing our clients before a variety of tribunals and we have represented numerous nurses and midwives working in a wide variety of clinical settings.
NMC Defence Barristers have represented nurses and midwives of all grades and with all manner of experience and skills.
Contact us as early as possible to receive professional assistance.