NIPEC has developed an illustrative record keeping guide. Evidencing Care: Improving Record Keeping Practice has been produced through engagement with registrants in Northern Ireland, who informed us of what advice they would find useful to assist them to improve their Record Keeping practices. The aim of this guide is to build on the advice and guidance from our regulatory body, the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).


This stand-alone guidance should enable the practitioner to understand:

  • Why good Record Keeping is a necessity
  • Principles of the NMC Guidance on Record Keeping
  • The legal implications of poor Record Keeping
  • How Record Keeping reflects practice



3rd September 2010
Improving Record Keeping Practice
Evidencing Care: Improving Record Keeping Practice document
3rd July 2009
Guidance for Nurses and Midwives
Record Keeping - Guidance for nurses and midwives, published by the Nursing and Midwifery Council