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All practising nurses and midwives in the UK are registered with and regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). NMC exist to protect the public.

NMC do this by setting standards of education, training, conduct and performance so that nurses and midwives can deliver high-quality healthcare throughout their careers. They make sure that nurses and midwives keep their skills and knowledge up to date and uphold our professional standards. They also have clear and transparent processes to investigate and take action against nurses and midwives who fall short of our standards.

NMC have produced a leaflet for patients, carers and the public called 'Raising concerns about a nurse or midwife'. It explains their role and how patients, carers and the public can raise a concern about a nurse or midwife. Download the leaflet below.

Raising concerns about a nurse or midwife (PDF 3MB)

Further information


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For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575