Our role

We are the nursing and midwifery regulator for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

  • We exist to protect the health and wellbeing of the public.
  • We set standards of education, training, conduct and performance so that nurses and midwives can deliver high quality healthcare consistently throughout their careers.
  • We ensure that nurses and midwives keep their skills and knowledge up to date and uphold our professional standards.
  • We have clear and transparent processes to investigate nurses and midwives who fall short of our standards.
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