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Tuesday 25 July
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Professional issues


It is important that, as a healthcare student, you are aware of what the public and professional body expect from you in practice in terms of your professional behaviour and commitment to the principles and values underpinning care as outlined in the NHS Constitution (2013)

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What is the NHS Constitution?

For the first time in the history of the NHS, the constitution brings together in one place details of what staff, patients and the public can expect from the National Health Service. The NHS Constitution states that the NHS “aspires to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism”. It sets out the principles and values that guide how the NHS should act and make decisions. It also explains the rights and responsibilities of staff, patients and the public, and the NHS pledges to them. Find out more about the NHS Constitution.

6Cs What is Compassion in Practice – the vision and strategy for nurses, midwives and healthcare staff?

This strategy has been developed by the Chief Nursing Officer for England and the Department of Health lead nurse.  The expected values and behaviours of nurses, midwives and health care staff have been captured in what are now called the 6 C’s.  Mentors guide you to incorporate these 6 C’s in your everyday practice supporting and helping you to become Caring, Compassionate, Courageous, Competent, Committed future health care professionals with effective Communication skills.  Find out more about the 6 C’s

The above key documents inform the principles and values underpinning healthcare delivery and are reflected in all our healthcare programmes and your practice assessment documentation.

Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) monitors, inspects and regulates health and social care services. They publish their findings, including ratings, to help people choose care.

Find out more about the CQC and look at the report and ratings of your allocated practice area.

Professional body regulations:


NMC code of practice
Download the NMC code of practice


NMC Raising and escalating concerns
Download the NMC raising and escalating concerns


HCPC code of practice
Download the HCPC code of practice