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Click on the above headings to view the content of each chapter below.The Code is the foundation of good nursing and midwifery practice, and a key tool in safeguarding the health and wellbeing of the public.
A post-registration ongoing education and practice resource for nurses, midwives and specialist community public health nurses. Originally published in 2008, this refreshed version (with minor revisions for clarity and scaled down sections of advice) is effective from 12 October 2011.
Commencement date: November 2008Including summary version and full listing, these standards replace Guidelines for the administration of medicine.Cover will vary on print version
Rules and standards for all midwives, and guidance on how to interpret them. This document supersedes the 2004 version, which was removed from the website in January 2013.
A printer-friendly version of the Midwives rules and standards for all midwives, and guidance on how to interpret them.
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The Standards for competence set out the standards that nurses must meet when they qualify and the standards they must maintain consistently throughout their careers in order to remain on the register.
Provides standards and guidance for pre-registration midwifery education.Cover will vary on print version.