What are the NMC Code of conduct?

The Code presents the professional standards that nurses, midwives and nursing associates must uphold in order to be registered to practise in the UK. It is structured around four themes – prioritise people, practise effectively, preserve safety and promote professionalism and trust.

What year is the latest NMC Code of conduct?

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has today published a revised Code which places public expectations at the heart of good nursing and midwifery practice. The Code will be sent to all nurses and midwives before it becomes effective on 31 March 2015.

What happens if you don’t follow the NMC Code?

Failure to comply with revalidation will result in their registration lapsing. If this happens, the only way they can regain their registration would be by applying for readmission. This process can take two to six weeks, depending on their circumstances; they would be unable to practise during this period.

What are the NMC requirements?

To meet our eligibility criteria your qualification will need to be in nursing and be equivalent to a foundation level degree. A foundation level degree in England goes beyond secondary (or high school) education and is one level below a full undergraduate degree.

Why is the NMC code of conduct so important?

The Code sets out common standards of conduct and behaviour for those on our register. This provides a clear, consistent and positive message to patients, service users and colleagues about what they can expect of those who provide nursing or midwifery care.

How many hours do you need to work to keep NMC registration?

900 practice hours
Nurses and midwives who are registered on both the midwifery and nursing parts of the register have to complete 900 practice hours every three years in order to remain on both parts of the register. Of these hours, 450 must be as a nurse, and 450 as a midwife.

What are the six C’s in nursing?

The 6Cs – care, compassion, courage, communication, commitment and competence – are a central plank of Compassion in Practice, which was drawn up by NHS England chief nursing officer Jane Cummings and launched in December 2012.

What are the 4 principles of purposeful rounds?

A Doctor of Nursing Practice project was crafted and implemented to educate nursing staff on purposeful hourly rounding and apply the 4 P’s (pain, positioning, possessions, and potty) to decrease patient fall rates on a medical-surgical unit.

Is the GMC required to adopt a code of conduct?

For us to command the confidence of all of our key interests, it is necessary that Council as the governing body should adopt and comply with appropriate standards of conduct. Upon appointment, all Council members are required to confirm their commitment to the Members’ Code of Conduct.

When was the NMC code of conduct introduced?

This code was approved by the NMC’s Council on 6 December 2007 for implementation on 1 May 2008. The current design was introduced in April 2010 with the addition of paragraph numbers, however the content has not changed. 115104_The code_A5_with Nos_v5.indd 125104_The code_A5_with Nos_v5.indd 12 009/03/2010 09:449/03/2010 09:44 13

What happens if you dont comply with NMC code?

Failure to comply with this code may bring your fitness to practise into question and endanger your registration. This code should be considered together with the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) rules, standards, and guidance available from www.nmc-uk.org The Code 1 May 2008 Page 2 of 8

What should the NMC focus on over the next five years?

The new NMC Code – Professional staff, quality services shows how the professional standards and principles of the Code are important to employers of nurses, midwives and nursing associates. What should the NMC focus on over the next five years?