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General guidance

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code for nurses, midwives and nursing associates (includes guidance regarding confidentiality and disclosing your NMC PIN)

NHS England (England) - search for 'confidentiality'

Department of Health – ‘Confidentiality: NHS Code of Practice’

Northern Ireland - Department of Health guidance on confidentiality

You should also check your employer's own policies for guidance as applicable to your specific workplace.

The health care professional should ensure that an appropriate assessment is made under the:

Please see the NMC's social media guidance.

You can also read our magazine article Social media: 5 ways it can benefit you (and 5 ways to protect yourself).

Professional practice

Read our advice on medicines management, immunisation, revalidation,  practice standards and mental health.

Bullying, harassment and stress

Find out how to tackle bullying at work, or deal with accusations of bullying.

Contact the advice team

Need more help? There are many ways to contact us. Find the best way to contact the advice team here.

Page last updated - 07/02/2024