The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s revised Code places public expectations at the heart of good nursing and midwifery practice and has been sent to all nurses and midwives in the UK.
Speaking about the new NMC code, NMC chief executive and registrar Jackie Smith said: ‘This is a landmark day for every nurse and midwife in the UK, and for the people they care for’.
‘The Code is fundamental to protecting the public. It sets out what patients want from midwives and nurses, and puts public expectations at the centre of professional practice’.
‘We last changed the Code 7 years ago. Since then, the way that care is delivered has changed; public expectations have changed; and key reports like the Francis inquiry have permanently altered the healthcare landscape. The revised Code reflects modern needs’.