Nurses and midwives

You and your regulator

By working together we protect the health and wellbeing of the public.

The NMC sets standards and guidance for practice. We also strive to ensure that our standards and guidance, which need to be applied in practice, are easily accessible to you and your colleagues working across the UK.

As part of our current focus on our core regulatory functions, we have reviewed our role in providing advice to nurses and midwives given that this can lead to confusion about our role and purpose as a regulator. As a result, we have withdrawn our individual telephone and email advisory service. Other mechanisms and organisations exist which are better placed to undertake this role and through which those involved in practice can obtain advice and support in relation to professional and clinical issues.