The Nursing and Midwifery Council exists to protect the health and wellbeing of the public. Find out more
As regulator for the largest group of healthcare professionals at work in these islands – there are some 670,000 registered nurses and midwives – our responsibilities and activities are considerable.
A summary of our activities, and the way we carry them out
Our priorities and goals for the period 2014-2019
Our goals and objectives, and how we aim to achieve them within a set time period
Applying the lessons learnt
The NMC was established under the Nursing and Midwifery Order 2001 ('the order') and came into being on 1 April 2002
We work with stakeholders to influence the nursing and midwifery agenda
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Cathy Cairns, Assistant Director for Scotland and Northern Ireland Affairs, answers the most frequently asked questions about our new office in George Street, Edinburgh.
Information about our register, and about fitness to practise hearings and outcomes
Role and responsibilities of the principal spokesperson of the NMC
Roles and responsibilities within the team, and their code of conduct
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a legal obligation to control how we collect, use and store personal information.
How we will treat the Welsh and English language on the basis of equality
From 1860 to the present - how we got to where we are today.
We try to provide a high quality service at all times. However, we accept that sometimes we get things wrong.
The Code is the foundation of good nursing and midwifery practice, and a key tool in safeguarding the health and wellbeing of the public.
Check if a nurse, midwife or specialist community public health nurse is on the NMC register.
Complaint forms, help and advice available
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