459. Functions of the Council.

459.     Functions of the Council.

Consequent to the UK's withdrawal from the EU, this Halsbury paragraph should be read in conjunction with the European Qualifications (Health and Social Care Professions) (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/593, pending incorporation of the changes into the text.

The principal functions of the Nursing and Midwifery Council1 are to establish from time to time standards of education, training, conduct and performance for nurses, midwives and nursing associates and to ensure the maintenance of those standards2. The over-arching objective of the Council in exercising its functions is the protection of the