The Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) safeguards the health and wellbeing of the public by continually regulating, reviewing and promoting nursing and midwifery standards.
To achieve its aims, the NMC:
- maintains a register of qualified nurses, midwives and specialist community public health nurses
- sets standards for conduct, performance and ethics
- provides advice for nurses and midwives
- considers allegations of misconduct, lack of competence or unfitness to practise due to ill health.
Established in 2002, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is a statutory body set up by Parliament through the Nursing and Midwifery Order 21 (the Order).
http://www.nmc-uk.org/aDefault.aspx (accessed on 23/04/2009)