The people in your care must be able to trust you with their health and wellbeing.
For this I will treat people in my care with equity and respect their dignity at all times. I will make the care of people my first concern. I will work with others to protect and ensure safe health and wellbeing of those in my care, their families and the wider community. I will provide a high standard of practice and care at all times. I will always be open and honest, act with integrity and always will uphold the reputation of my profession.
As a professional, you are personally accountable for actions and omissions in your practice and must always be able to justify your decisions.
I will always consider the risks of my actions e.g. ensure that anyone I delegate to carry out instructions is able to do so. Confirm that the outcome of any delegated task meets required standards. I will also make sure that anyone they are accountable for is supervised and supported.
You must always act lawfully, whether those laws relate to your professional practice or personal life. 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 rules, standards, guidance and advice available from
Make the care of people your first concern, treating them as individuals and respecting their dignity.
Treat people as individuals. • 1. You must treat people as individuals and respect their dignity • 2. You must not discriminate in any way against those in your care • 3. You must treat people kindly and considerately • 4. You must act as an advocate for those in your care, helping them to access relevant health and social care, information and support
Respect people's confidentiality. • 5. You must respect people's right to confidentiality • 6.