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].
The Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives
The Code describes the professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives.
Changes to guidance under the Code
We have sent every nurse and midwife on our register a printed copy of the revised Code before it comes into effect on 31 March 2015.
Presentation, posters and leaflets