Our values and behaviours

Our values and behaviours shape our culture, influencing the work we do and how we do it. Our values are important to us. They guide the way we behave, individually and together, and give us a firm foundation to promote excellence in nursing and midwifery for the benefit of the public.

We've aligned these to our strategic aims.

Each value is crucial, but their real strength comes from how they work together.

We’re fair

We treat everyone fairly. Fairness is at the heart of our role as a trusted, transparent regulator and employer.

We’re kind

We act with kindness and in a way that values people, their insights, situations and experiences.

We’re ambitious

We take pride in our work. We’re open to new ways of working and always aim to do our best for the professionals on our register, the public we serve and each other.

We’re collaborative

We value our relationships (both within and outside of the NMC) and recognise that we’re at our best when we work well with others.

Staff meet in corridor

We are all responsible for upholding these values in our own and our colleagues’ behaviour. Everyone we work with – whether they’re a colleague, a professional on our register, a member of the public or someone else – will see these values through the way we behave.