The Code

Effective 31 March 2015

The Code for all UK registered nurses and midwives

The Code [PDF] has been updated to reflect changes in contemporary professional nursing and midwifery practice and to reflect the public expectations of care. 

All nurses and midwives were sent a copy of the Code before it became effective on
31 March 2015. Nurses and midwives will start receiving copies from March onwards.

We have produced additional information on conscientious objection by nurses and midwives

We have also published a Welsh version of the revised Code [PDF] and an easyread version of the leaflet for the public about the Code [PDF]

You can view the previous version of the Code [PDF].