Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
 

Current Consultations

The National Board undertakes wide-ranging consultation on proposals that affect the nursing and midwifery professions.

Where there are consultations open for input, they will be shown below.

Where there are consultations which have closed, they will be shown under Past Consultations along with the submissions that were received.


Codes of conduct for nurses and midwives

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) sets the national standards, codes and guidelines that nurses and midwives must meet to be registered in Australia.

The NMBA Code of conduct for nurses and Code of conduct for midwives (the Codes) have been reviewed and now we are asking for your feedback on the draft Codes. The Codes are important for the professions, the healthcare system and the public.

The Codes set out the legal requirements, professional behaviour and conduct expectations for nurses and midwives in all practice settings in Australia. The Codes describe the principles of professional behaviour that guide safe practice, and clearly outline the conduct expected of nurses and midwives by their colleagues and the broader community.

Now is your chance to read the revised Codes and then have your say by completing our survey. Your feedback will help the NMBA to make sure the Codes are clear and easy to understand, and most importantly that they accurately capture the conduct required of nurses and midwives.

The consultation closes 10 March 2017.

How have the Codes been developed?

The draft Codes are research-based and have been developed through extensive consultation with the professions and other stakeholders. The development of the draft Codes included:

  • literature and evidence reviews
  • analysis of notification data on conduct, behaviour and boundaries for nurses and midwives to ensure contemporary conduct issues are captured in the Codes
  • input from key stakeholder working groups, and 
  • focus group sessions held in metropolitan, rural and regional locations across Australia.

Please read the factsheet and watch the video below for more information about the Codes and how they were developed.

Consultation papers

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
Public consultation on revised Code of conduct for nurses and revised Code of conduct for midwives PDF 
(1.02MB)
Word version 
(236KB,DOCX)
23 January 2017
Consultation draft - Code of conduct for nurses in Australia PDF 
(505KB)
Word version 
(143KB,DOCX)
23 January 2017
Consultation draft - Code of conduct for midwives in Australia PDF 
(585KB)
Word version 
(146KB,DOCX)
23 January 2017
Fact sheet - Public consultation on revised codes of conduct PDF 
(387KB)
Web page 23 January 2017

Information video

Have your say

Take the survey

Contact the NMBA

If you are unable to take the survey, you can email your feedback to the NMBA. Select the option below that best describes you:


The Boards publish submissions received on their websites to encourage discussion and inform the community and stakeholders, unless requested otherwise. There may be circumstances under which submissions may not be published. Please refer to the consultation paper for details of how submissions will be treated. Submissions received in response to a consultation are published under Past Consultations.

 
 
 
Page reviewed 28/02/2017