On the 29 January the Nursing and Midwifery Council published the revised Code for nurses and midwives, which will come into effect on 31 March 2015.
The new Code reflects changes in healthcare and society since the previous Code was published in 2008, as well as public expectations of care. It includes new requirements on:
- Fundamentals of care
- The duty of candour
- Raising concerns
- Delegation and accountability
- The professional duty to take action in an emergency
- Social media use
The revised Code will sit alongside new guidance on the duty of candour and social media, which will be publishedin late March, as well as the existing guidance on raising concerns. Click the image below to open the document.