Nursing and Midwifery Council

Statutory regulatory body for nursing, midwifery, specialist community public health nursing and From 2019, a new profession in England: nursing associates.


We exist to protect the public. We do this by making sure that only those who meet our requirements are allowed to practise as a nurse or midwife in the UK. We take action if concerns are raised about whether a nurse or midwife is fit to practise.

We set standards of education, training, conduct and performance so that nurses and midwives can deliver high quality healthcare throughout their careers. We have clear and transparent processes to investigate nurses and midwives who fall short of our standards. 

Services provided:

  • •             Liaise with employers through the Employer Link Service team.

    •             Handling complaints of misconduct against nurses and midwives

    •             Setting standards for education, conduct and ethics.

    •             Employer confirmation service that allows employers to search for multiple registrants and obtain additional information.


    Employer Link Service can be contacted on The advice line number 020 7462 8850 is open Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00.



    •             Newsletter and periodic mailings

    •             Various standards and guidelines

    •             Code of professional conduct.

additional information:

The Scottish Office is based at:
114 -116 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4LH

Telephone: 0131 624 5000
Fax: 0131 477 5050



23 Portland Place

Phone: 020 7637 7181

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