New Code is central to good nursing practice, writes Janet Finch
It has been a busy first month as new chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.Abstract
Last week, we published a revised Code – a set of standards that supports nurses and midwives to provide high-quality care, and puts public expectations at the heart of professional practice. The current Code was published in 2008, but the context in which nurses and midwives operate is constantly evolving, and much has changed since then. In revising the Code, we needed to be aware of what the healthcare environment might look like in the future. This helps ensure that the Code remains an effective tool to protect the public today and in the future.
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