New Codes of conduct released 1 March - Test your knowledge

On March 1 the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia released the new Code of conduct for nurses and the new Code of conduct for midwives . Both codes set out the legal requirements, professional behaviour and conduct expectations for all midwives and nurses, in all...

Effective Communications

The Council received a notification in relation to a patient who presented at an Emergency Unit with a loss of vision and an unrelenting headache. The patient first presented at changeover time and was assigned a nurse. The assigned nurse did not provide the patient...

Are you registration ready? Don’t take the risk of making a false declaration!

In order to practise in Australia and under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme, all nurses and midwives must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), and meet the NMBA's registration standards . Your general or non-...

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – are you meeting registration requirements?

All practicing health practitioners are required to participate regularly in CPD relevant to their scope of practice in order to maintain, develop, update and enhance their knowledge, skills and performance to help them deliver appropriate and safe care. When...
Council membership
Membership opportunities for the Nursing and Midwifery Council of NSW.
What you can complain about
You can make complaints to us about the professional performance, professional behaviour, or health of a registered health practitioner.
About Us
Health professional councils work to protect the health and safety of the public in New South Wales by managing complaints about practitioners and students. Councils work with the Health Care Complaints Commission to decide the best way a complaint should be managed...

Conduct pathway

Conduct issues generally relate to behavioural acts or omissions and often go to the question of character. The conduct pathway allows the Council to manage complaints that may constitute unsatisfactory professional conduct or professional misconduct.
Reviewing or appealing a decision
Practitioner with conditions imposed on their registration can ask for the conditions to be changed or removed, or a suspension lifted following a review process. Practitioners should seek advice from their professional indemnity insurer or legal representative before...

What you need to know about our processes

This section provides information for practitioners about how we manage complaints through our health, performance or conduct pathway, depending on the issue. It also outlines some possible outcomes of a complaint.