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The role of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) is the promotion of high standards of professional education, training and practice and professional conduct among nurses and midwives thus ensuring the protection of the public.

The concern of NMBI in the protection of the public acknowledges the issue of quality in education, actual practice of nurses and midwives and the need for practice to be grounded in appropriate current evidence.

NMBI embraces opportunities to develop, extend and strengthen the principle of partnership with all parties to the educational experience while maintaining its statutory independence. The Board believes that this partnership supports the principle of self-regulation being a privilege to the profession.

Code Consultation Information

NMBI has drafted a new code of professional conduct and ethics as directed by the Nurses and Midwives Act of 2011.  Consultation activities about the draft code are taking place over the next few months.  The call for written feedback on the Draft Code is running from 9 October 2013 to 10 January 2014. NMBI seeks to engage with its stakeholders; nurses, midwives and members of the public during this process. 

Your views are important to us so please engage in this activity and encourage others to participate.  Share your thoughts and opinions about the draft code of professional conduct and ethics.

Please find the documents below.

Draft Code

Draft Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives

Code Consultation Information

Letter to Stakeholders

NMBI Code Consultation Information Sheet

NMBI Feedback Form on the Draft Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics

NMBI Code Consultation Information Session Presentation