Cracking The Code

1 day
(Up to 35 delegates)

This is in-house training – we come to your organisation and deliver to your staff on an agreed date at a venue chosen and arranged by you. All participants will receive training materials and certificates of attendance.

The Course Aim
To update participants on the legal and professional requirements underpinning the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s revised Code and how the standards apply to non-medical prescribers

Learning outcomes

 By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Outline the four themes of the NMC’s revised Code and their relevance to non-medical prescribers.
  • Describe the legal and professional requirements underpinning the Code’s standards
  • Analyse the impact of the Code’s standards on prescribing practice
  • Use the Code to reflect on their prescribing practice and apply the requirements for revalidation

Course content

The workshop will utilise the four themes of the revised NMC Code to analyse the legal requirements of the professional standards imposed on nurse prescribers.

The workshop will cover

  • Professionalism and the status of the NMC Code
  • The spheres of accountability
  • Human rights and dignity
  • Shared decision making
  • The nature of the prescriber patient relationship
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Communicating clearly
  • Preserving safety
  • Applying the duty of candour in practice
  • Professionalism and trust
  • Reflection and revalidation


Our trainer, Richard Griffith LLM BN DIPN PGDL RMN RNT CERTED is head of healthcare law at the Department for Philosophy, History and Law, Swansea University.  Initially training as a nurse he gained his diploma in nursing and bachelor of nursing before turning his attention to the law.

Richard has a wide legal background having gained a post graduate diploma in law at the University of Glamorgan together with the common professional examination of the law society. He then went on to read for a master of laws at Cardiff law School.

Richard has published widely on a variety of legal issues concerning medicines and health care in a number of nursing and medical journals and is a regular columnist for the British Journal of Community Nursing, Nurse Prescribing Journal and the British Journal of Midwifery. He is author of Law and professional issues in nursing published by Learning Matters.

Richard has acquired a reputation at nmprescribing for the engaging and amusing way he delivers training